December 2023 Update: North York Community Council approved the Bathurst Manor NMP on November 14, 2023 with amendments. Information about the decisions can be found under NY9.20 and NY9.22. Consideration of five proposed speed hump locations and a proposed one-way section on Kennard Avenue will be resubmitted for consideration at the February 22, 2024 North York Community Council meeting.
The Bathurst Manor Neighbourhood Mobility Plan (NMP) will identify, prioritize and recommend short-, medium-, and long-term improvements to traffic operations and road design to support safety for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians and people driving and cycling.
The Bathurst Manor NMP will address three areas of concern:
The Bathurst Manor NMP is being coordinated with recent work to install and upgrade bikeways in the neighbourhood to improve safety and provide more mobility options, including Wilmington Avenue bikeways approved by City Council in December 2021 at the conclusion of ActiveTO, and planned work on Overbrook Place and Maxwell Street.
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Consultation on the proposed Bathurst Manor NMP was held in Fall 2023.
A public drop-in event was held on September 27th, 2023 at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue which included a presentation and Q&A period. Participants were invited to review information about the NMP and leave feedback with staff.
A survey seeking feedback on the proposed actions was also available from September 14th to October 11th, 2023.
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A meeting of the Local Advisory Committee for the Bathurst Manor NMP was held on September 11, 2023. A summary of feedback from this meeting can be found in the Phase 2 Consultation Report.
In 2019 North York Community Council directed City staff to work with the community to develop a comprehensive plan to address community concerns. City staff will use a holistic approach to assess and manage traffic issues within the neighbourhood. The NMP will consider all modes of transportation, with an emphasis on improving conditions for vulnerable road users.
Historically, traffic management issues have been addressed by making changes to a particular street or intersection. Instead of making one specific change, a NMP employs a broader, neighbourhood perspective to develop integrated solutions that, together, support local objectives for mobility. Through an NMP approach, the City works with local communities and neighbourhoods to identify short-term improvements that can be implemented in one to five years, as well as a longer-term vision for projects 5+ years into the future.
The Bathurst Manor NMP will use the following process:
The participation of local residents and stakeholders is essential to identifying appropriate and effective traffic, speeding and road safety improvements for the neighbourhood. Consultation will involve meetings with the Bathurst Manor Local Advisory Committee (LAC), a committee of local residents who have been engaged on issues of mobility and safety in the neighbourhood. There will also be meetings and surveys open to all residents.
Following the first Virtual Public Meeting, the NMP process identified and implemented ‘quick win’ improvements supported by the community, such as edge lines and geometric safety improvements. Long-term improvements will be proposed at the upcoming drop-in meeting for feedback. Once completed, a final Bathurst Manor plan (2-10+ year implementation) will be shared on this project web page.
The Wilmington Avenue bikeway was first installed as part of the ActiveTO program in 2020, and was made permanent in 2021 by City Council.
In Summer 2023, the City resurfaced Wilmington Avenue from Kennard Avenue to Overbrook Place, and from Cavotti Crescent to Finch Avenue West due to the condition of the road, sidewalk and curbs. This project was scheduled as part of the Council-approved Capital Works Program to renew aging City roads, bikeways and sidewalk for current and future needs.
When possible, the City bundles road reconstruction work with bikeway installation and upgrades to reduce disruption to residents and minimize costs. Upgrades to the Wilmington Avenue bikeway included raised bike lanes at transit stops.
This work supports the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan and the objectives of the Bathurst Manor Neighbourhood Mobility Plan to improve safety for vulnerable road users.
At TTC bus stops and pick-up/drop off locations the bike lane rises to curb level. People cycling are required to yield to passengers loading or unloading from vehicles and can travel through the boarding area when no loading or unloading activities are taking place. These shared bikeway and loading zones provide more space and accessible boarding zones for bus riders, while maintaining a clear pedestrian path on the sidewalk.
Raised bike lanes have several benefits:
Along with the installation of the raised bike lanes, the City has now designated a pick-up and drop-off area in front of Charles H. Best Junior Middle School and Wilmington Elementary School. Prior to these changes, there was no officially designated pick-up and drop-off area along Wilmington Avenue in front of either school.
If the bus is preparing to stop or has already opened its doors, people cycling should stop behind the bus and wait for passengers to load or unload before proceeding.
Bus passengers should check to their right before disembarking from the bus.
Passengers waiting at the bus stop should avoid standing in the marked bike lane area until the bus has pulled up to the stop and cyclists have stopped.
Bikeways support the objectives of the Bathurst Manor NMP by improving safety for people cycling and adding new mobility options to the neighbourhood. Existing and planned bikeways are shown in the Bathurst Manor NMP to help residents see the full scope of mobility improvements planned for the neighbourhood. Cycling routes are planned on a city-wide basis and approved separately by City Council as part of the City’s Cycling Network Plan, and often installed in coordination with planned road work to reduce costs and disruptions for residents.