Cycle 26, a group of Ward 26 cycling advocates, copied me on a report they recently submitted to the City. Ward 26 is what normal people consider the inner suburbs. It includes Leaside, Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park; a very ethnically and economically-diverse ward. It includes the Don Trail as well as a number of planned routes in the Bike Plan, most of which are not close to being implemented. Thus the report (see attached).
From Cycle 26 member, Geoff Kettel:
Dan Egan, Manager, Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure at the City of Toronto spoke to the Leaside Property Owners Assn (LPOA) AGM on Wednesday and indicated the report would be used to assist in prioritizing work for 2009. We will be watching!! Councillor Parker also sounded supportive.
We are proposing to meet in January with TCU cycling coordinators from the adjoining wards - actually the central east region from Yonge to Victoria Park and from Steeles down to the waterfront. Cycling does not work unless it is linked in with routes across a wider area.
Cycle 26's steering committee is composed of Geoff Kettel, Brian Betsworth, Louis Fliss and Ian Hallett. Let's hope this spurs some changes in Ward 26!