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Cycle City

From doctors to nurses, students to teachers, and small business owners to cycling advocates, Cycle City funding has helped us build a broad coalition to advance cycling issues across Toronto.

Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst
The David Suzuki Foundation

Why Bloor? Why Now?

Perspectives & results from the #BloorBikeLanes pilot study #bikeTO

Cycle City Highlights

Critical forward movement for cycling in Toronto
On July 17, Toronto’s city council approved an updated Bike Network Plan that would see Bloor Street bike lanes extended and pilot bike lanes installed on the Danforth as early as 2020.
Metcalf Photo Essay: Pembina’s cargo bike workshop
Poll finds 80 per cent of Torontonians support building protected bike lanes
Toronto Centre for Active Transportation Releases #BuildTheVisionTO Report
Cycle City Grantees Announced
Why Bloor? Why Now?
Announcing the newest Cycle City Grantees
Cycle City Application Guidelines Released
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Recent Grants

Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$408,000
Term
24 months
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in collaboration with Cycle Toronto, to support community organizing, business engagement, government relations, and media outreach, to accelerate the implementation of protected bike lanes...
2019—2020
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$187,800
Term
24 months
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to work in partnership with the Toronto District School Board and other community partners to train a select number of teachers and parents to become cycling advocates in key wards of the...
2018—2019
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$55,832
Term
12 months
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to support research by Ryerson epidemiologist, Dr. Anne Harris, that demonstrates how protected bike lanes represent one of the most effective municipal actions and investments to save...
2019
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$58,000
Term
12 months
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to produce timely, Toronto-based case studies that demonstrate how cycling infrastructure can be designed to accommodate the needs and concerns of different curbside users
2019
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$75,000
Term
24 months
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to analyze and report on the conversion potential of delivery truck trips into bike trips through a promising partnership with UPS, which has agreed to share data relating to their downtown...
2018—2019
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$150,000
Term
36 months
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in partnership with Regenesis York, to support cycling programming and community outreach efforts through York University’s new community bike centre
2017—2019
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$20,000
Term
12 months
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to support the development of a youth cyclist podcast and storytelling series on what it means to be a cyclist, in particular for individuals and communities who are underrepresented and...
2019
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$281,920
Term
24 months
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to support Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, in collaboration with Cycle Toronto, the University of Toronto’s Cycling Think & Do Tank, AccessPoint on Danforth, and Birchmount...
2017—2018
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$20,000
Term
12 months
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in collaboration with three other grassroots community bike shops, to work together to build their collective capacity to share resources, organize joint training workshops, and explore...
2018
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$240,000
Term
24 months
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in partnership with Cycle Toronto, to coordinate their efforts around community engagement, campaign organizing and leadership, and other communications efforts, with an overall focus on...
2016—2017
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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in collaboration with The Laneway Project and Community Bicycle Network, to support Laneways as Bikeways, a project that will explore opportunities for using laneways to address current...
2017
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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to support a short-term research project that will explore the confluence of two growing trends in Toronto: increased cycling and growing goods movements, and the opportunity to reduce...
2017
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$25,000
Term
12 months
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in collaboration with Open Streets Toronto, to help support and expand Open Streets Toronto’s annual street events
2017
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$12,500
Term
12 months
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in support of Toronto Centre for Active Transportation’s preliminary research into the feasibility of developing a car driver safety course focused on active transportation (cycling and...
2016
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$299,069
Term
24 months
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in collaboration with CultureLink, CycleTO, the University of Toronto’s Cycling Think & Do Tank and working with local partners, this collaborative will establish two bike hubs in...
2015—2016
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$85,000
Term
24 months
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in collaboration with community partners, this project will focus on two significant barriers to cycling for residents of Toronto’s tower communities: lack of bicycle parking at trip...
2015—2016
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$82,000
Term
24 months
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in collaboration with Charlie’s FreeWheels, to further develop and deliver a summer program that will serve as the basis for a Cycling Education and Advocacy Hub for youth living in and...
2015—2016
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$50,000
Term
12 months
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to support the Cycling Think & Do Tank, in partnership with Swerhun Facilitation, to research and write a briefing package for senior public sector leaders and other key stakeholders,...
2016
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$12,000
Term
12 months
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to support a research study regarding the economic impact of local bike lanes along a key Bloor Street corridor
2015
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$100,000
Term
12 months
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for Evergreen CityWorks to convene key stakeholders both within the cycling community and beyond, to collectively identify areas of alignment and opportunities to advance cycling in...
2015
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$15,000
Term
12 months
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to seed the development of a community-based cycling initiative in the Malvern area of East Scarborough
2015
Initiative
Cycle City
Amount
$24,750
Term
12 months
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in partnership with Pembina Institute to conduct research that seeks to advance a compelling narrative of how Toronto will benefit from more investment in cycling infrastructure, and how...
2015
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