City of Toronto General Information
The City of Toronto cycling web page is a good general resource. The page offers the latest city cycling news as well as links to city reports and events.
Requesting Ring & Post Stands
Not enough bike parking in your neighbourhood? Simply email [email protected] to request a bike ring. For more information on secure bike parking, on-street corrals, post and rings, and the bicycle parking strategy, visit the city's website.
Find the best bike routes
Find your way around with the City of Toronto's cycling infrastructure map. The map is kept up to date with all of our network connections separated by infrastructure type.
Getting in touch with your City Councillor
Want to know if your Councillor supports cycling infrastructure in your neighbourhood? Get in touch with your representative by phone or email and ask them! If they say no, let them know that bike lanes are important to you - their constituent.
Health and Active Transportation
Did you know that 55% of all trips that Toronto residents make are less than 7 km and under 30 minutes by bike? The Road to Health report and backgrounder provide a great resource regarding active transportation in Toronto. You can also find information about cycling injury prevention on the Toronto Public Health website here .
Bikes and Public Transit
Sometimes you can't bike everywhere, and you need to get your bike on public transit. Find out all the rules and information about taking your bike on transit on the City of Toronto webpage.
Legal and Insurance Information
The Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists website has a comprehensive selection about bikes and the law, the rights and responsibilities of cyclists, and advice on how to deal with tickets and insurance claims. Patrick Brown (McLeish Orlando ) has prepared the following documents to help guide you through your rights as an injured cyclist as well as your rights with the police:
- Rights of the Injured Cyclist
- Dealing with the Police and Tickets
The Insurance Bureau of Canada website offers a wide variety of information. If, however, you don’t find your information on the website, the IBC also operates regional Consumer Information Centres to provide general information to the public. The centres operate independently of member companies and often are staffed by individuals with many years of experience in the insurance industry. This is a great, free service. Cyclists can call them with questions about a collision, a stolen bike, or anything else. The centres run Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 416-362-9528 or 1-800-387-2880 or fill out an on-line info request form.
Highway Traffic Act and Toronto Bylaws
Toronto Police Services has created a document detailing offences under the HTA (with associated fines) and relevant city bylaws. Also includes important info like requirements to identify oneself to a police officer.