Toronto has more bike lanes than Montreal and Vancouver, but is significantly behind them when the physical sizes of the three cities are taken into account, states a study to be released today at an international cycling conference.

 


The report, prepared by the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation, also says Toronto lags behind London and New York when it comes to per capita spending on bike lanes.

 


“It’s slow because it hasn’t been a priority at city council,” TCAT spokesperson Fred Sztabinski said yesterday. “We’re not seeing a lot of leadership from the top.” He said Toronto’s poor standing as a bicycle city should serve as a wake-up call to city council.

 


The findings will be presented today at Bike Summit 2008, hosted by TCAT and the Clean Air Partnership at St. Lawrence Hall.