This morning the Planning & Growth Management Committee took the next step in re-opening this important pedestrian and cycling issue. TCAT joined the Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN) in supporting their recommendations regarding the South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange pedestrian issues. For those who don't know, the Environmental Assessment for redesign of this interchange was canceled in July, ending plans to make this 1950s-highway-style interchange more cycle/pedestrian-friendly.
On a motion by Peter Milczyn, committee requested City Planning and Transportation staff to report back on urban design improvements to the interchange. It is still unclear how this new report will relate to the previous Environmental Assessment work and the apparent decision to go with a 'do nothing' option. However, with support from Councillor Adam Vaughan and other committee members the opinion that this type of road design has no place in Toronto was confirmed.
Congratulations to TURN for their hard work representing pedestrians, cyclists and other residents of the area. TCAT will continue to monitor this project and support the redesign.