Public Consultations Held for Two Potential Future Bikeways
Two City of Toronto community consultations took place in October that included discussion on a potential future bikeway on Portland Street in the King West neighbourhood and a bikeway on Avenue Road in Yorkville.
Portland – Dan Leckie Cycling Connections
The City of Toronto has proposed a new bikeway that would mainly run down Portland Street, from Queen West to Front. The bikeway would continue over the Puente de Luz bridge to cross the railyard, run along Dan Leckie Way, and end with a connection to the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay.
City staff will now be reviewing feedback and reporting findings to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in March 2024. If approved, this bikeway would be built in 2024.
You can read more about the Portland Street bikeway project on the City of Toronto website.
Avenue Road Study
With full reconstruction of Avenue Road several years away, the City of Toronto held a public consultation to discuss the street’s eventual reconfiguration with community members. Several proposals were displayed that considered wider sidewalks, lane reductions, lower speed limits, and additional crosswalks. The City has also indicated that a bikeway will be considered to connect Davenport to Bloor.
(A City of Toronto map showing potential changes to Avenue Road.)
You can read more about the Avenue Road Study on the City of Toronto website.