Metcalf Foundation: Scarborough Cycles: building a culture of cycling in the suburbs

scarboroughcyclescropThe Metcalf Foundation published a fantastic profile of TCAT’s Scarborough Cycles project.

“On October 8, City Council voted to install bike lanes on Woodbine Avenue. As the first separated bike lanes east of the Don Valley Parkway, they’ll soon provide a safer cycling route connecting the edge of Scarborough with downtown Toronto.

According to Dr. Marvin Macaraig, Project Coordinator at Scarborough Cycles, investments like these often prompt people to swap their car keys for bike helmets. Last year his organization launched two community hubs that offer access to bikes, tools, cycling mentorship, and civic engagement activities, and they’ve consistently filled up with first-time riders. Scarborough Cycles was founded by Metcalf Grantee Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and partners Cycle TorontoCultureLink, and U of T’s Cycling Think & Do Tank.”

Read the full article here.