It appears Torontonians are warming up to bike lanes in the downtown core.
The latest Forum Research Poll shows that among 882 Toronto voters, 7 in 10 favour bike lanes overall. Especially in downtown Toronto and East York where the bulk of the lanes are located.
In terms of demographics, the study shows that the young, the richest and mothers are some who are the most supportive of the lanes.
Study demographics with a positive impression include:
- Youngest – 77%
- Wealthiest – 79% ($100K to $250K)
- Mothers – 75%
- Those who commute by transit – 78%
- Those who commute by bicycle – 91%
- Those who commute by foot – 79%
- Those who commute in private vehicles – 63%
A majority of Toronto voters, 56%, were in favour of the new lanes on Bloor street, especially those living in downtown where 63% of voters were backers.
“These lanes have obviously been something of a success, and even the majority of drivers favour them. This bodes well for more bicycle infrastructure if as ambitious a project as this can meet with so little opposition” said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.