2024 Second Quarter Cycling Projects Pass at IEC

2024 Second Quarter Cycling Projects Pass at IEC

On March 27th, several cycling infrastructure projects that are part of the 2022 - 2024 Cycling Network Plan passed at the Infrastructure and Environment Committee. These projects will transform their respective neighbourhoods by making active transportation safer, more convenient, and more accessible.

(A map of the 2024 Second Quarter Cycling Projects. Image: City of Toronto)

These projects will next be debated at City Council on April 17th, and, if passed, will be installed later this year.

The projects are:

  1. Ferrand Drive Area Safety Improvements
  2. Galloway Road Cycling Connections
  3. Portland Street / Dan Leckie Cycling Connections
  4. Silverthorn Cycling Connections
  5. Weston Cycling Connections
  6. Jones Avenue Cycle Track Upgrades

Read on for more details on each of the projects.

 

Ferrand Drive

Additions to Flemingdon Park’s cycling network will also be debated at next week’s IEC meeting. A series of bike lanes would be installed on Ferrand Drive, creating local connections to existing infrastructure on St. Dennis Drive and Deauville Lane and the future Eglinton Crosstown Science Centre Station. In recent years, the area has been particularly dangerous for vulnerable road users, with 10 collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians having occurred.

Read more about the project here.

(A map of the project. Image: City of Toronto)

Galloway Road Cycling Connections

A small segment of Galloway Road which is a link for many to Scarborough’s waterfront trails and parks  will receive sidewalks and bike lanes from Dearham Wood to Guildwood Parkway.

Read more about the project on the City of Toronto website.

(A map of the project. Image: City of Toronto)

Portland - Dan Leckie

Cycle tracks on Portland, the Puente de Luz bridge, and Dan Leckie Way would offer a safer and more comfortable alternative to Spadina and Bathurst, and form a convenient connection between well-used, east-west bike infrastructure on Richmond, Adelaide, Wellington, Fort York, and the Martin Goodman Trail on the waterfront.

Most of Portland Street would become segmented into one-way blocks for cars, with an interesting directional divider traffic calming design at Wellington and Portland.

(The proposed directional divider at Wellington and Portland. Image: City of Toronto)

The project would also aim to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. According to one placard, 1500 traffic collisions have occurred on Portland and Dan Leckie over the last 10 years. 6 people walking or cycling have been tragically killed or seriously injured. Unsurprisingly, 59% of cyclists that ride on Portland reported feeling unsafe to do so.

Read more about the project on the CIty of Toronto website.

(A map of the project. Image: City of Toronto)

Silverthorn Cycling Connections

The Silverthorn Cycling Connection project includes new cycling infrastructure in the Silverthorn neighbourhood on Silverthorn Avenue, Laughton Avenue, and Hounslow Heath Road. 

Contraflow bike lanes, pedestrian realm improvements, and measures to reduce cut-through vehicle traffic are amongst the many improvements being proposed for the area.

Read more about the project by clicking here.

(The different segments of the Silverthorn Cycling Connections project. Image: City of Toronto)

Weston Cycling Connections

Weston, a neighbourhood with little safe cycling infrastructure, could see several improvements if the three phrases of the Weston Cycling Connections can pass through the IEC and City Council.

In the first phase, cycling infrastructure would be built on Sam Frustaglio Drive, Wright Avenue, and Pine Street. Phases 2 and 3 would follow and would begin to create a fairly substantial cycling network in Weston with connections to the Humber River Recreational Trail and the Weston GO Station.

Read more about the Weston Cycling Connections by clicking here.

(The different phases of the Weston Cycling Connections project. Image: City of Toronto)

Jones Avenue Cycle Track Upgrades

Jones Avenue, which currently has bike lanes from Queen to Dundas, will be resurfaced in 2024. This resurfacing will include the upgrading of its bike lanes to protected cycle tracks.

Read more about the project here.

(A map of the Jones Avenue resurfacing project. Image: City of Toronto)


Stay tuned for updates - these projects will be debated at City Council on April 17th. If they pass, we will see their implementation later on in 2024.

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