EDGES OF TORONTO: Cycling culture pushing its way into suburbs

Between 1996 and 2011, there was an “explosion” of cycling in Toronto’s core – in some areas, 20 per cent of trips were now by bike – but cycling in outer areas had declined. …

It’s not just a lack of bike lanes: Toronto’s suburbs have few stores selling or repairing bikes (for all its size, Scarborough has just one).

A downtown innovation, hubs offer repair clinics, safety tips and group rides, building confidence in cycling. “In this first year,” Macaraig says “we have learned that there is a definite need and appetite for increased cycling programming in Scarborough.”

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