City mulls future of popular ActiveTO road closure

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The future of Toronto’s popular ActiveTO?initiative?is up in the air.

The city says it’s reviewing the pandemic program that began in the spring of 2020 and seesSoon after police rushe?major streets blocked off to traffic on weekendsClearly there are gaps i?to ensure?pedestrians and cyclists have?space to exercise.?Therun and bike while staying physically distanced.?city alsos premier advanced it as a preventive measure because COVID-19 cases had risen sharply ove?temporarily expanded the cycling networknumOfParagraphs, adding dozens of kilometres of new cycle tracks and bike lanes.?

Mayor John Tory says?staff are looking at the number of people who took part, as well as the impact on traffic patterns and nearby businesses. A report will be sent to council.?

“It is my wish to see these programs made permanent,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference this week. “But I think that should only be done after we thoughtfully examine the data.”?

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