Queens Quay East - conversion of on-street lanes to Martin Goodman Trail


Anyone know the deal on bike lanes and the Martin Goodman Trail (MGT) on Queen's Quay (QQ) East?

I saw that the Public Works Committee passed an item in September to replace the current on-street lanes on QQ with the off-street MGT on the south side of QQ between Yonge and Lower Jarvis.

My question is what is supposed to happen at the transitions west and east of this section? Is the expectation that westbound riders on QQ have to swing across traffic to the south side of QQ to the MGT for 3 blocks, then swing back across again?

My assumption initially was that westbound riders would stay in the on-street bike lane, and only the eastbound riders would be expected to use the new section of the MGT, but the typical section included in the Council report shows no bike facility on the north side of QQ.

The way it looks like it would function to me based on the City report seems unworkable, so maybe I'm missing something. Looking forward to hearing comments from anyone who can shed light on this.

I'm sure you're right, and there's no provision for safe transitions for east-bound riders.

Hey, you'll have lights at Jarvis to walk your bike across! What are you complaining about?!

The plan has bike crossings. Check out waterfront Torontos website. http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/explore_projects2/central_waterfront/mart... Also notice that Queens Quay West has closed lanes due to consruction.

That's what I said; we'll have to cross at the Jarvis St. light. And back at Yonge St., though they've managed to leave that out.

I predict that most cyclists won't bother - 2 crossings at successive lights to go 480m? I'll just ride in traffic.

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@David Weil - exactly what I think too.

The road space the bike lanes occupied is being restriped as a buffer zone for the southside MGT. When the southside MGT is completed from west of Spadina to Bay and Bay to Yonge, it will make more sense. QQE will be redone with only southside MGT when the Harbourfront East line is built, someday. Riding in mixed traffic is always a fine option for some cyclists. Others will put up with the transitions to use the MGT. Update on QQW. The current plan will close all eastbound lanes from Spadina to Bay. From Nov 2012 until June 2013. it will be worth it when all the construction is done.

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