Project Summary

Toole Design worked with the City of Toronto to analyze existing conditions and future demand for proposed cycle tracks on Richmond and Adelaide Streets, two of downtown Toronto’s most heavily trafficked multimodal arterial streets. We used existing land use patterns, bicycle counts, and the regional transit census to develop a data-driven approach to mapping and analyzing demand patterns in and around the study area. This demand analysis, along with research in the field and review of the most recent studies on bicycle facility demand, led to the conceptual design of separated bike lanes that serve riders of all ages and abilities. Today, Toronto’s cycle tracks on Richmond and Adelaide streets are the most widely used bike facilities in the city, and we are proud of our work on the initial planning and design.

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