Biking Report 2016: The Findings will Surprise You

An Angus Reid Forum poll shows that 86% of Torontonians support a safe cycling network with 67% of Torontonians wanting the network built in less than 9 years.

The poll, commissioned by Evergreen in partnership with Cycle Toronto, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, and the Metcalf Foundation, shows that Torontonians from across the city strongly support a safe cycling network and they want it built as soon as possible.

Key Messages:

Torontonians support a comprehensive interconnected and safe cycling network.

86% of Torontonians support a safe cycling network
Support for a safe cycling network is strong across the entire city - East York (84%); Etobicoke (79%);  North York (84%);  Scarborough (88%); Old Toronto (88%); and York (85%)  
81% of non-cyclists support a safe cycling network in Toronto

Torontonians want the network built as soon as possible, supporting an accelerated investment to get the job completed in less than 9 years.

74% of Torontonians support their tax dollars going towards building a safer cycling network 
67% of Torontonians want an investment of 4.8% or more of the City’s Transportation budget to build a safe cycling network in less than 9 years.

Torontonians see investment in a safe cycling network as one of many smart investments to get Toronto moving.

76% of Torontonians agree that a safe cycling network is an important way to get Toronto Moving

A summary of poll results can be accessed here. (This link is to the PDF of the report.)

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