The City of Toronto Transportation “Cycling Infrastructure & Programs Unit” (C.I.P.) wants to map cycling routes that you use to avoid dangerous, grid-locked arterial roadways – or just any route that you use to move around the city.
The route you submit might be included on the 2014 City of Toronto Cycling Map!
As far as I understand it, the City wants to find out where we’re riding now, so they can plan cycling routes in the future. And by including a number of informal routes on the 2014 map, they hope to see which of the routes become popular. The process will begin to make appear a crowd sourced cycling route network.
Basically, they’re throwing a little catalyst into the mix to see which routes begin to become culturally significant – based on OUR route choices! (my interpolation)
[EDIT 2013-11-30 not so sure about that now – stay tuned]
Ward 30 Bikes has just recently posted a text-list of suggestions from “Problems/Opportunities Map” – the cycling routes map we’ve been working on over the summer.
– Can you think of any street cycling routes you’d like City Planners to know about? –
Add your route to the Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Musw4
– OR –
Comment about your route under the post (or here):
“CycleTO Ward 30 Bikes: Problems/Opportunities Map – a text-list of the entries” – http://ward30bikes.blogspot.ca/2013/11/cycleto-ward-30-bikes.html
We’ll take the results with us to a December 10th Cycle Toronto meeting with City Staff.
Here’s an embed of the map so you can have a look and see what we have already – decide if you want to add anything. Add a comment below desribing your route if you like – or – If you want to add your own place-mark or line, or shape – you must have a Google Account; and go to the map in Google (link above, or under the map).