Don Mills Road is a popular north-south route for cyclists in the east end of North York continuing to downtown. This may be because of a bus/car-pool/bike lane or it could be because of a lack of alternatives. It's a significantly faster way to get downtown rather than taking the signed routes to the west, however it is mainly attractive to more skilled cyclists.
Don Mills will be having a Transit City LRT built on it in coming years, meaning major changes to the streetscape. One of the objectives is to "identify opportunities to improve the pedestrian and cycling environment, facilities, and multi-modal connections in the corridor".
Like the Sheppard LRT, bike lanes are being included in the changes. Bike lanes are planned for all the sections north of the Don River. The width of this bike lane isn't given, which should be important on a road with speeds as high as Don Mills. Pape and Broadview would have no bike lanes, but would lose a shared lane unless there is a tunnel.
Go to the EA web site to see the details. (Click on Display Panels to see the PDF of the presentation.)
The public consultation is tonight. Details are below.
Don Mills Road Light Rail Transit
Class Environmental Assessment
Public consultation is an important part of this study. Two series of public Open Houses will take place during this study process. Our first series of Open Houses will showcase the light rail transit route, alternative design concepts, and the preliminary identification of the issues. Please join us:
Thursday July 10, 2008
Westwood Middle School, gymnasium
994 Carlaw Avenue
6:00pm to 9:00pm
A presentation and Question/Answer session will start at 7:00pm
Your input is important to us!
Open House Displays
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Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto Ontario M5V 3C6