What happens when you remove over half of the on-street parking on a vibrant commercial downtown main street to install a bikeway? In 2016, this is what the City of Toronto did on Bloor Street West between Avenue Road and Shaw Street.
The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with the University of Toronto, conducted a comprehensive research study to investigate the economic impacts – positive, negative, or neutral – of the bike lane, as well as its effects on the travel patterns and attitudes of visitors and merchants.
Join us for a deep dive into the research. Hear from a panel of researchers about the study findings, from a representative of one of the BIAs that funded the study, and from city staff about what’s next for Bloor St West.
A panelist presentation will be followed by a webchat Q&A.