Welcome to shoptheQueensway.com BIA, the new hub of the west end and brand new BIA. With over 300 unique and interesting businesses, the Queensway is an entertainment, dining, and shopping destination. One of Toronto's avenues it is transforming into a vibrant mixed-use street with a growing population. Changes to a more pedestrian friendly street, new outdoor patios, new and renewed parks, and a proposed arts hub will enliven the street scene in years to come.

shoptheQueensway.com BIA runs along the Queensway from Kipling Ave to Park Lawn Road

Friday, 15 May 2015 09:42

Help Build Toronto's Cycling Network Plan


The City of Toronto is developing a 10-year plan for expanding and improving the cycling network.  The Plan will identify corridors for Transportation Services to Study in the next 10 years.  

Public consultation on the Cycling Network Plan will have two main phases:

  • In Phase 1 the City is looking for feedback on the objectives and criteria for selecting the routes that will form the network.
  • In Phase 2 consultation will be provide an opportunity to comment on a draft network.


A draft list of potential network projects will be analyzed against 8 criteria to ensure that investment is focused where it will have the most impact. 

Eight criteria will be used to measure how effective a route would be to: 

  • Connecting Existing Routes
  • Extending Coverage
  • Crossing Barriers
  • Responding to Population and Employment Density
  • Meeting Current Demand
  • Recognizing Potential Future Demand
  • Improving Road Safety
  • Servicing Key Trip Generators.  

Read more about each criteria on our project webpage

Which of the eight network criteria do you think are most important for where you live and cycle?  Participate in our Phase 1 Survey now to let us know. Phase 1 consultations will take place April - May, 2015.

Phase 2 consultation will be launched in mid-June during Bike Month and will provide an opportunity to comment on a draft network.


Following the approval of City Council, staff would use the Cycling Network Plan as a mandate to initiate detailed design studies for the corridors included in the Plan, starting in 2016.

These detailed design studies will determine what type of cycling route would be best suited for each corridor (for example whether painted bicycle lanes or separated cycle tracks would work best for that roadway).  

At the time that the detailed design studies are being undertaken, the menu potential changes that would be recommended for the corridor, so as to accommodate the addition of a cycling route would be identified, discussed, and consulted upon.  Following this process, approvals for the recommended traffic modifications will be reported on for the approval of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, and City Council. 


Toronto's BIAs are important stakeholders in the development of the Cycling Network Plan.  

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If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your BIA area, please contact us by contacting project manager Daniel Egan at 416-392-1288