Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10:30 am, cyclists will gather on the Bloor viaduct and cycle east along the Danforth. Bells on Danforth is one of the east end’s best advocacy/family events.
It’s a fun ride past many great shops and restaurants; a great way to meet fellow east-end cyclists; and a powerful way to raise awareness of cyclists among east-end drivers. Awareness raising activities help prevent bike accidents in several ways: they help change driver behaviour and help to put pressure on local politicians to make real infrastructure investments geared towards reducing bike accidents.
Despite being a busy cycling route, the Danforth still has no bike lanes east of Broadview. Anyone who has cycled the Danforth knows that the lack of bike lanes coupled with copious on-street parking causes real concern over dooring incidents and bike accidents. Events like Bells on Danforth help shed light on this problem and hopefully lead to a solution (much like how Bells on Bloor helped create momentum for Bloor bike lanes).
If you are planning to come out for the ride, make a day of it and check out some of the Danny’s great restaurants and stores. Stock and Trade butcher shop serves up great sandwiches featuring ethically raised meats. Greenwood Smokehouse is also a favourite, and the most vegan-friendly smokehouse in the city!
For more info, visit: Bells on Danforth