On Monday, 27 May, at the 30th Annual Bike to Work Day Group Commute and Pancake Breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square, CultureLink’s Sustainable Communities team released a brand new family-friendly cycling resource:
The Toronto Cycling Handbook: Family Edition
“Everything you need to know about family cycling in the city, all in one book.”
The Family Edition Handbook contains sections on all phases of family cycling: Biking while Pregnant, Biking with Babies and Toddlers (age 0-4), Learning to Ride (age 3-7), Learning to Ride to School (age 5-9), and Biking to School (age 9-13), as well as Reasons to Ride as a Family and a FAQs section. You can find information about bike safety, child bike seats, cargo bikes, bike trailers, route planning, bike maintenance, riding skills, and much more!
The Family Cycling Handbook complements CultureLink’s popular and successful Toronto Cyclists Handbook, first published in 2009 and updated in 2016. Both handbooks were produced in partnership with our friends at cycling advocacy not-for-profit Cycle Toronto. However, unlike the original Handbook, the Family Edition has not been translated into the top 17 languages in Toronto… yet.
Download a PDF of the Toronto Cycling Handbook: Family Edition at www.cycleto.ca/handbook or grab a gorgeous hard copy at: CultureLink Main Office (2340 Dundas St W), CultureLink Children and Youth Centre (3535 Dundas St W), Cycle Toronto office (192 Spadina Ave), or any Scarborough Cycles location (3079 Danforth Ave or 3939 Lawrence Ave E). Please send inquiries to Sam Perry.
The Family Cycling Handbook was written by Sam Perry from CultureLink and Sarah Bradley from Cycle Toronto. They received and included input from “bikey” families from across the city. Illustrations and design were masterfully completed by talented illustrator Jay Dart. The Vision Zero Toronto team provided printing assistance, allowing us to print 20,000 copies. The Family Cycling Handbook project was overseen by Kristin Schwartz and Chantelle Campbell-Sholzberg, from CultureLink. The Family Cycling Handbook was funded by the Metcalf Foundation through the Families and Educators for Safe Cycling Project.