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New Ten-Year Bike Plan Proposed in Toronto

Toronto planners have proposed a new ten-year bike plan that focuses on connecting and improving the city's current network of bike infrastructure.
May 19, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Ben Spurr reports on Toronto's new ten-year bike plan, released in a city report earlier this month. The plan "identifies 525 km of new bike lanes, cycle tracks, trails and other routes that, if built, would create the kind of connected network Toronto’s bike advocates have long pushed for."

According to Spurr, the plan includes both painted and separated bike lanes (totaling 280 km) and cycling routes on side streets (totaling 190 km). "The remaining 55 km would be 'sidewalk-level boulevard trails' running alongside major thoroughfares," adds Spurr.

All told, the plan would double the amount of bike routes in the city, with a price tag of $153.5 million over ten years. The remainder of the article digs into the new plan in more detail, looking at specific projects and exploring the geographic reach of the plan. The city's Public Works Committee was set to consider the plan this week, and the plan could go before the full council in June.

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Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in The Toronto Star
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