Though it’s been cited as a key part of the Toronto’s transit strategy, the city keeps falling further and further behind on its bike plan.
At the outset, there were to be 1,000 kilometres of bikeways – a mix of lanes, signed routes and park paths – in place by 2011. Six years later, less than a third are built and the deadline’s been pushed back to 2012.
“It’s sort of like New Year’s resolutions,” said Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, who bikes to city hall from Scarborough. “It’s one thing to write them down, it’s another to implement them.