If you’ve had a chance to ride your bike in any of the new bike lanes installed last summer through ActiveTO, it’s easy to see just how much more comfortable these streets are to ride your bike on. They’re less dangerous, less stressful routes to get from your home to the grocery store or wherever else you want to go. It opens up the neighbourhoods around you.
Now, a new research paper backs this up. Titled The Impact of COVID-19 Cycling Infrastructure on Low-Stress Cycling Accessibility: A Case Study in the City of Toronto published by Bo Lin, Timothy C. Y. Chan, and Shoshanna Saxe from the University of Toronto models the positive impact of temporary pandemic bike lanes delivered through the ActiveTO program in 2020.
Full article at: Cycle Toronto