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LOOK: What Toronto's City-Wide Bike Path Could Look Like
The city considers a winding path to bridge the divide between Toronto suburbs and downtown core for the 2015 Pan Am Games

Proposed Pan Am Path. Image courtesy of Friends of Pan Am Path.

What if you could ride your bike from Brampton through downtown to Scarborough on one continuous path? A community-inspired iniative has proposed the creation of Pan Am Path, an outdoor route winding through Toronto’s corners to connect the city’s suburbs and diverse downtown neighbourhoods. The path is one of the proposed legacy projects seeking to provide effective transportation for the thousands of tourists and locals that will be flooding the city for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in 2015. Runners, cyclists and walkers will be able to enjoy the trail en route to Pan Am hot spots, passing through the urban sights and natural beauty found in the mixed environments of the GTA.

Friends of the Pan Am Path is excited to present the path as community-connecting project, both physically and through a shared desire to promote healthy active living and exposure to the arts. They’ve proposed to invite local art organizations to work with Pan American artists, showcasing visually stunning works of arts and culture at twelve sites along the path.

If approved, Pan Am Path will start from the edge of Brampton, flow through Rexdale, Mississauga, and down to Toronto’s waterfront, up the Don Valley to University of Toronto Scarborough, and end at Port Union to connect with the Waterfront Trail. The proposal will be up for discussion tomorrow by the City of Toronto Executive Committee and by the City Council on the 16th. Pan Am Path is another stage in the city’s adjustments to transportation and infrastructure being implemented to accommodate the games. 

More details can be found here. Check out the promotional video, created by Friends of the Pan Am Path:

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Farrah Khaled is an intern at the Toronto Standard. Follow her on twitter at @farkhaly.

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