After years of backpedalling, Ontario is getting back on the path to creating a province-wide cycling network.
And in Toronto, where critics point out the city has failed to deliver the 495 km of bikeways it promised in 2001, there’s a new strategy in the works.
“The increased density in the way we’re building cities now means the urban sprawl days are behind us, which is a good thing,” says Eleanor McMahon, CEO of Share the Road, a cycling coalition she founded in 2008. Her husband, OPP Sgt. Greg Stobbart, was killed in a 2006 cycling accident with a dump truck near Milton.
Her coalition links organizations from across Ontario in the common goal of making all municipalities, from big cities to small towns, more bicycle-friendly.