Does Your City Councillor Support Bike Lanes?

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Does Your City Councillor Support Bike Lanes?

Use our handy chart to find out!

On a scale of Mike Layton to Giorgio Mammoliti, how much does your City councillor support bike lanes?

For the two aforementioned councillors, this is a fairly easy question to answer. One of them is supportive of bike lanes to the extent that he made a Star Wars spin-off about cycling infrastructure, while the other despises them to the extent that he wished Councillor John Campbell (Ward 4, Etobicoke Centre) would “get a flat” the next time he rides his bike downtown.

But most city councillors have a somewhat less radical stance on the subject. Some are generally pro-bike lanes, while others are generally opposed to bike lanes. More notably, however, is that some councillors who are publicly in favour of bike lanes often oppose bike lanes when voting in Council.

The following chart shows how current councillors have voted on past bike lane installation projects, ranging from the installation of bike lanes on Bay Street during David Miller’s term to the most recently approved pilot project on Bloor Street.

Table arranged alphabetically by councillor. “NIO” means “not in office.”

City Councillors Bloor Street Bike Lanes
Pilot Project (May 2016)
Adelaide Street and
Richmond Avenue Bike Lanes Pilot Project (July 2015)
Motion to maintain the
Jarvis bike lanes (October 2012)
Motion to “maintain
the existing bicycle lanes on Birchmount Road” (October 2012)
Installation of bike lanes
on Bay Street, Landsdowne Avenue, Rathburn Road, Spadina Crescent, York Mills Road,
Westhumber Boulevard, and Ellis Avenue (May 2010)
Paul Ainslie (Ward 43) Yes Yes No No No
Maria Augimeri (Ward 9) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ana Bailao (Ward 18) Yes Yes No No NIO
Jon Burnside (Ward 26) Yes Yes NIO NIO NIO
John Campbell (Ward 4) Yes Yes NIO NIO NIO
Christin Carmichael Greb (Ward 16) Yes Yes NIO NIO NIO
Shelley Carroll (Ward 33) Yes Yes Yes Yes Absent
Josh Colle (Ward 15) Yes Yes No No NIO
Raymond Cho (Ward 42) Absent Yes Yes Yes Absent
Gary Crawford (Ward 36) Yes Absent No No NIO
Joe Cressy (Ward 20) Yes Yes NIO NIO NIO
Vincent Criscanti (Ward 1) Absent Absent No No NIO
Janet Davis (Ward 31) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glen De Baeremaeker (Ward 38) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Justin Di Ciano (Ward 5) Yes Absent NIO NIO NIO
Frank Di Giorgio (Ward 12) Yes Absent No No Absent
Sarah Doucette (Ward 13) Yes Yes Yes Yes NIO
John Filion (Ward 23) Yes Yes Yes Yes Absent
Paula Fletcher (Ward 30) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29) Yes Yes Yes Yes NIO
Mark Grimes (Ward 6) Yes Yes No No Yes
Michelle Holland (Ward 35) Yes Yes No No NIO
Stephen Holyday (Ward 3) No Yes NIO NIO NIO
Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39) No Yes NIO NIO NIO
Norm Kelly (Ward 40) Yes Yes No No Yes
Mike Layton (Ward 19) Yes Absent Yes Yes NIO
Chin Lee (Ward 41) Yes Yes Yes No Absent
Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7) No Absent No No Absent
Josh Matlow (Ward 22) Yes Absent Yes No NIO
Pam McConnell (Ward 28) Yes Absent Yes Yes Yes
Mary Margaret McMahon (Ward 32) Yes Absent Yes Yes NIO
Joe Mihevc (Ward 21) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34) Yes Absent No No Yes
Ron Moeser (Ward 44) Absent Absent No No Yes
Frances Nunziata (Ward 11) Yes Yes No No Yes
Cesar Palacio (Ward 17) Yes Absent No No Yes
James Pasternak (Ward 10) Yes Absent Absent No NIO
Gord Perks (Ward 14) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anthony Perruzza (Ward 8) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jaye Robinson (Ward 25) Yes Yes No No NIO
David Shiner (Ward 24) Yes Absent Absent No Absent
Michael Thompson (Ward 37) Yes Absent No No Absent
Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27) Yes Absent Yes Yes NIO
John Tory (mayor) Yes Absent NIO NIO NIO
RESULT Approved Approved Failed Failed Approved

This article was made possible by Urbane Cyclist.

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