October 28, 2023

Scarborough Cycles with Marvin Macaraig

During my conversation with Nancy Smith Lea in late August, she brought up TCAT’s push for community bike hubs to expand cycling culture beyond downtown. One of these programs – Scarborough Cycles – was established in 2015 and now operates three bike hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth, Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, and at 3939 Lawrence Ave E in partnership with Toronto Community Housing. I spoke with Marvin Macaraig to learn more about Scarborough Cycles and some of the advocacy happening in Scarborough.

October 24, 2023

October 2023 Finch West LRT Report

Back in June, I did my initial review of the Finch West LRT construction from Finch West to Jane and Finch stations to find out what people who bike can expect along the corridor. However, that only represented about two of the ten kilometres which will be affected by this new transit project. For my day off today, I checked out the full corridor to see what has changed since June including the Highway 400 interchange.

October 18, 2023

Data Science with Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher

One critical component of road safety advocacy is the collection and interpretation of data such as bike counts, collisions, and economic activity. It’s also important to compare advocacy efforts in other cities. To dive deeper on both fronts, I spoke with Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher on October 11, 2023 about her passion for data science, advocacy with Bike Ottawa, and post-doctoral research on cycling stress levels in Toronto.

October 07, 2023

October 2023 Consultations and Construction

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

With summer now over, there are two public consultations coming up for the Portland – Dan Leckie Cycling Connections and the Avenue Road Study. I will discuss these projects in greater detail, as well as some recent site visits on Palmerston, College, and Bloor.

All photos for Portland - Dan Leckie and Avenue Road are from the City of Toronto unless otherwise stated