Willowdale Ave Bike Lanes to be presented for approval at committee on June 27

June 21, 2019

On April 29, 2019 the City hosted a public consultation event for the Proposed Bike Lanes on Willowdale.  Over 40 participants attended, reviewed materials, spoke with staff, and provided their feedback.  We also received over 17 emails and phone calls. You can review the project information panels and Public Consultation Summary report on the project web: toronto.ca/cycling/willowdale Following the completion of feasibility assessments, design and consultation with area residents, Transportation Services is seeking Council authority to install the proposed cycling infrastructure on Willowdale Avenue (from Bishop Avenue to Empress Avenue).  Highlights of the proposed design include the following:

  • A cycle track can be accommodated within the existing curb-to-curb width by narrowing the width of the existing travel lanes.
  • A painted buffer with physical separation (bollards and/or precast concrete curbs) are proposed to separate the travel lanes and the bicycle lanes.
If approved by Council, bike lanes would be installed as paint-only at the end of the road resurfacing work (starting shortly, to be completed fall 2019) . The physical barriers would be installed late 2019 or early 2020. As part of the approval process, staff will report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of City Council on June 27, 2019. A copy of the staff report is available under committee Agenda Item #IE6.12. Interested members of the public can arrange to speak or submit comments to the Committee.  For those who wish to make a deputation at the meeting regarding the project, you must contact the City’s Clerks Division through Nancy Martins at 416-397-4579 or iec@toronto.ca by 4:30 pm on June 26, 2019.  If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to express your opinions, you may do so in writing by submitting a letter or email to: Infrastructure and Environment Committee Nancy Martins Committee Administrator Toronto City Hall, Floor 10, West Tower 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 iec@toronto.ca The following link tells you a little bit more about this process: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/tmmis/have-your-say.htm.

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