StreetSmartsTO is an initiative to help support Toronto’s growing community of people that cycle. Knowledge is a key aspect in being happy, healthy, and safe when you’re riding a bike, whether it’s on a trail or on the road. StreetSmartsTO is helping people by increasing their awareness of what’s expected of them and others, while giving them the skills they need to move forward on two (or three or four) wheels.
As more and more people take up cycling we want to make sure they have the knowledge to stay happy, healthy, and safe when they’re riding a bike, whether it’s on a trail or on the road. Education and encouragement are essential to help enable more people to choose to ride a bike to help meet our TransformTO climate action goals.
An initiative funded by the City of Toronto, we offer the following services through out StreetSmartsTO initiative:
- Cycling Workshops: Free to the public throughout the year, including workshops like Cycling 101, Rules of the Road, Biking in all Weather Conditions, to name a few. To see the full list of workshops, check out our workshops page.
- Bike Safety Stations: Our popular pop-up bike safety stations are stationed throughout the spring, summer, and fall. We provide basic safety checks, free lights in the fall, updated cycling maps, and talk to people about what we’re up to. We aim to host these stations in every ward of the city. To keep track of our bike safety stations, check out our events page.
- Get Lit! Stations: Our signature fall campaign, we give out free front and back lights to anyone who stops by our tent. We also provide safety checks at these stations. Our Get Lit! Stations are held in October and the first two weeks of November, but you can stop by our office as well to grab your free lights (while inventory lasts).
- Education Videos: Developed in 2021, our cycling education videos feature bike maintenance and road rules videos that teach and inform cyclists about basic skills and cycling etiquette. These videos are also available in different languages. For more information, check out our education videos page here.
If you are interested in getting involved with us either with a workshop or a bike safety station, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request!