Photo: Bloor bike lanes are a success!

(Credit: Kevan/Flickr)

Driving in Toronto is a drag! Delays on highways and roads are a daily occurrence. Collisions are, too — an average of 55,000 in the city each year! Costs for car payments, insurance, parking and repairs are a heavy burden.

Compare this to the healthy, affordable and even joyful activity of riding a bicycle. Bike lanes help to order all traffic and make roads safer for everyone. They make cycling activity predictable, setting out exactly where cars and bikes are supposed to be.

Your support helped push the City of Toronto to develop a bike lane on the critical Bloor Street artery as a pilot project this summer. And the results are in: Bells on Bloor volunteers found bicycles were 43 per cent of the total traffic in a one-hour period. And bicycle traffic was up 75 per cent from last year, when there were no bike lanes.

Thanks to you, Toronto travellers have healthier and more sustainable options!