With only 2 percent of Torontonians riding bikes daily, we have a long way to go in becoming a bike friendly city. I chatted with Jared Kolb, the director of campaigns and membership for Cycle Toronto, about bike safety and popularity in Toronto.
The city’s only membership-based cycling organization, Cycle Toronto advocates for better biking policies, legislation and infrastructure, such as separated bike lanes.
If better biking infrastructure were in place, Jared argues that 60 percent of Torontonians would be more likely to leave the car behind and hop on a bike –helping to make cycling an essential part of Toronto‘s sustainable transportation network.
Toronto wants to be a better biking city, says Jared. It just needs the right tools to do so.