Scarborough, Canada Bikeability Rating

Here is a great map on the bikeability of various cities. Seeing as I am from the suburb of Scarborough, in Toronto, Canada, I naturally wanted to see my areas’ score. Thankfully, you can use a Google maps tool to drill down to your street, making the whole experience much more useful.

I am unsure how they get their scores, because I don’t think the area is very bikeable. There are few streets in the area that encourage bikes, and plenty of fast thoroughfares and dangerous drivers that discourage biking. That being said, we have a fair share of bikers, namely the geriatric Chinese group, who ride all year. They are not insignificant.

Most bicycle riders in North Scarborough use the sidewalk, which is infrequently used by walkers, and I encourage this. The vehicles on our roads usually speed and really detest cyclists, which makes for a very dangerous experience for the bicyclist. The main roads such as Finch and Sheppard are very busy and vehicles drive fast.

Walkscore.com and their bike scores for Scarborough, Canada, suburb of Toronto

Walkscore.com and their bike scores for Scarborough, Canada, suburb of Toronto

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