It’s an issue which has been discussed for years, without any real resolution, but according to a recent poll, it’s something the majority of Torontonians want to see come to fruition.
On Tuesday, the city’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee will discuss the idea of licensing for cyclists, which, according to a Forum Research poll found, 56% of those surveyed, agreed with.
Councillors Stephen Holyday and Justin J. Di Ciano are recommending a report on a bicycle licensing system be completed by Transportation Services on options to permit, licence and register bikes in Toronto.
They’re asking the report look at ways to generate revenue, which in turn would fund infrastructure maintenance, expansion and improved service levels, gather ridership data, increase health/safety awareness and equipment standards, all while promoting the City’s Cycling App.
The Councillors are also looking to see some details about targeting adult riders, commuter vs recreational use, and about the use of a validation sticker, and they are asking that report be completed by March of next year.
To see the full meeting agenda click here.