We raised $10,000 for Street Smarts 2014! Thank you for your support! Learn more here.
Street Smarts is a comprehensive education program for both new and seasoned bike commuters. It is composed of two main components: on-street outreach events on Tuesday nights, and public cycling workshops across the city.
With our on-street outreach events on Tuesday nights from May to October, we aim to build bike commuter capacity by teaching basic maintenance while offering free tuneups, and teaching the importance of being seen while installing free lights for cyclists who need them.
With our free public cycling workshops starting at the end of April, we help novice or hesitant cyclists overcome some initial barriers, get familiar with cycling rules and techniques, learn basic maintenance skills, and become more comfortable riding a bike in Toronto.
In 2013, we taught almost 500 people about basic bike maintenance through free on-street tuneups, installed 700 free bike lights for cyclists who needed them, and delivered 14 free safe cycling workshops in communities across Toronto. We also gave away 1000 copies of our Toronto Cyclist Handbook, teaching passers-by about traffic laws and safe riding techniques. We have plans to go much further in 2014!