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Finalized the route numbering system, which is as follows:

Blue routes are the main “Bike Thru” networks (on-road bike lanes and cyclepaths), Orange are “Activity Hub” cyclepaths that go through the densest part of the neighbourhood. Green are “Multi-Use Pathways” for cyclists and pedestrian off-road recreational cyclepaths. Magenta are long-distance citywide Toronto Bikeway Network.

Numbering system:

Two-Digit : Long-distance (more than 7-10 km) Toronto Bikeway Network and Multi-Use Pathway cyclepaths.

Three-Digit : Bike Thru and short-distance (less than 5-7 km) Multi-Use Pathway and On-Road cyclepaths.

Organization:

Two-Digit: According to the City of Toronto ( http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/network/bikeway-design.htm ) existing numbering scheme, North-South routes end in an odd number (1, 3, 5…) with numbering beginning from Mississauga. East-West routes end in an even number (2, 6, 8…) with numbering beginning from Lake Ontario.

Due to the cultural meaning of the number 4 in many Asian cultures, this number is omitted at all numbering of routes, including the number 13.

Three-Digit: Bike Thru routes, start with 0 southward from Steeles Ave (Toronto’s northern boundary) and run sequential from west to east, divided by east-west arterial roads. Prefixes: 7 - Scarborough, 6 - East York, 5 - Toronto, 3 - North York, 2 - York, 1 - Etobicoke. 

Short Distance Multi-Use Pathway routes, start with 0 northward from Lake Ontario and run sequential from west to east, divided by east-west arterial roads. Prefixes: 1 - Scarborough, 2 - East York, 3 - Toronto, 5 - North York, 6 - York, 7 - Etobicoke. 

Examples:

Huntingwood Drive Route 56
Finch Corridor MUP Route 58
Milliken Trail Route 181
Sandhurst Bike Thru Routes 723, 725, 727