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Toronto/Ontario

Ontario Highway Traffic Act (Ontario Highway Traffic Act, )

(Clean Air Partnership, 2009) - Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business

(Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), 2007) - Neighbourhood Environments and Resources for Health Living - A Focus on Diabetes in Toronto

(Clean Air Partnership, 2010) - New research finds strong support on Bloor Street to remove on-street parking for bike lanes

(Dotan, 2009) - The Revolution Will Not Be Motorized

“…every single bike lane is a fight right now, as is every pedestrianization initiative and almost every shift towards public transit. We are told we need to prioritize, pick the one or two projects that matter most, and then justify those to everyone with a car and a (mistaken) belief that businesses benefit more from vehicular traffic than that which arrives on foot.”

(HKPR District Health Unit & Health for Life, 2007) - Active Communities Charter

(McKeown, 2007) - Air Pollution Burden of Illness from Traffic in Toronto - Problems and Solutions

Intervention Studies Related to Reducing Traffic

Sustainable Transportation Approach

(Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation, 2008a) - Benchmarking Toronto Bicycle Environment

(Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation, 2008b) - Pedaling into High Gear: Lessons from Bike Summit
Complete Streets

(Ward 20 Cycling Committee, 2010) - List of Priorities

Door Zones
According to the City's Toronto Bicycle/Motor-Vehicle Collision Study (2003): "in the central area of the city, the most frequent type of collision [between bicycles and motor vehicles] involved a motorist opening their door and striking a cyclist."

Bike Boxes
Bike boxes are marked spaces at intersections that indicate dedicated areas where cyclists can wait when stopped at an intersection (for an example, see the illustration below). Bike boxes can serve a variety of purposes. They can facilitate left hand turns and improve the visibility of cyclists.
Bike boxes could also be used to facilitate “two-point left turns” or “indirect left turns” as in the example pictured below.

Markings through Intersections
Increases cyclist visibility, creates more space for them on the road and through intersections

Protected Bike Lanes
Increases safety, quickest way to implement is to install inexpensive and removable plastic bollards (shown)

(Toronto Public Health, 2012) - Road to Health: Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto

Data on walking and cycling in Toronto is severely limited by the Transportation Tomorrow Survey’s exclusion of walking trips other than to work or to school.

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