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Finding A Safe Way To Bike To Work

We’d like to welcome Lizz to more bike commuting in Toronto!

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This is Lizz. That is not her bike.

Lizz wanted to bike to one of her jobs but was unsure of how to do it so she wouldn’t be too scared.  She wanted to avoid big busy streets as much as she could (I’m sure we can all relate and think back to when even biking in bikelanes alongside moving cars was a bit freaky).  Lizz already biked to one job a short distance away, but getting to this second job (and finding a safe route to it) was causing her concern.

Thankfully, Lizz put a request out on Twitter to look for routes from Eglinton and Avenue Rd. to College & University… and BikingToronto was able to help her out.

Lizz has also become a member of BikingToronto – she must like what she sees here. :)

While we don’t have the resources to help every single cyclist in the city find a safe route to work, we’d like to try:

1) Check out our Maps page – it has links to the bikelanes map, the bikeshop map, plus many others.  We’re always updating this page to make it as useful as possible.

2) Check out Michael Holloway’s NEW BikingToronto Wiki Mapping Project Blog. He’s compiling a bunch of user-submitted maps of good routes in and around Toronto.  Not a lot here yet… but Michael is one dedicated guy… and he’s always thinking about how to get user-generated maps made. :)

3) Register on BikingToronto (it’s free and easy) and join one of our Ward Groups – useful for finding other cyclists who live in (and/or are interested in things going on in) your neighbourhood.  These other cyclists may know of great ways to bike to where you want to go.

4) Grab yourself a hardcopy of the City’s Cycling Map. It’s available in PDF form online, or printed maps are free and available at Civic Centres, libraries, community centres and bicycle specialty shops. You can also order maps by calling 311 or emailing 311@toronto.ca. (Please specify “Bike Map” in the subject line.)

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