The installation of the bike lanes
on Jarvis Street, from Queen Street East to Charles Street will be beginning Friday, July 16 and continuing until late-July.
When complete Jarvis Street will include two curb lane bicycle lanes.
In order to undertake this work safely, a series of partial road closures, lane reductions, and temporary road markings will be required.
Temporary road markings, enclosing the center lane to form a restricted zone are not a bike lane, and should not be used as a bike lane. All vehicles, including cyclists who cross a solid yellow line to drive in a restricted zone may be ticketed by the Toronto Police.
The following is a brief summary of the project schedule and work being done:
Last Updated: Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday July 16th – the removal of the pay-and-display parking machines and the installation of No Stopping regulations. COMPLETE
Friday July 16th (evening) – the centre reversible lane will be taken out of operation in both directions. COMPLETE
Saturday July 17th or Sunday July 18th (weather permitting) – temporary pavement markings will be installed to mark the closure of the center lane. COMPLETE
Week of July 19th – pre-marking of the bike lanes and removal of the reversible lane hardware and signage. COMPLETE
Saturday July 24th and/or Sunday July 25th (weather permitting) - painting of the bike lane lines. COMPLETE
Week of July 26th – completion of the installation of bike symbols, diamonds, and bike lane signage.
Painting the bike lane lines on Jarvis Street was split into three sections: Mount Pleasant to Wellesley, Wellesley to Gerrard, and Gerrard to Queen. The work will proceed on one section at a time and will require rolling road closures in order to install the new bike lane markings and simultaneously remove the existing markings. Work began with the section Mount Pleasant to Wellesley starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday July 24th.
While working on a section (approximately 4 hours per section), the roadway was closed to all traffic, in both directions meaning that during that time there was be no vehicular access to/from properties on Jarvis Street. Once the work was completed for a section, access was re-instated and the closure of the next section would begin. The sidewalks and pedestrian access remained remain open throughout the work.
The installation of the bike symbols and diamonds will also result in some localized lane closures.
This work will take place in the non-rush hour periods.
Learn more about the Jarvis Streetscape Improvement Environmental Assessment which was conducted prior to the implementation of this project.
Several types of bikeway designs are used in the City of Toronto to improve cycling conditions.
For more information on the implementation of this project, please call 311.