They’re a BIA that understands that the future health of their businesses depends on massive amounts of people being able to get to their businesses. A lot of BIAs in Toronto are fixated on car parking … which any elimination of car parking, or even ANY attention paid to other modes of travel (walking, biking, TTC) being met with downright hostility. This is dispite the fact that study after study after study after study (even in Toronto, with studies in the Annex and the Bloor West Village) shows that encouraging cycling and walking in a business area is better for those businesses. Some BIAs even ASK their municipal governments for protected bikelanes!
Great job Downtown Yonge. I’ll be visiting (and spending money) more.Wed, Feb 24: Come to the Toronto Bike Awards!