In consultation with the local community and building on the 2018 Lawrence Park Road & Stormwater Management Study recommendations, the City is developing a Lawrence Park Transportation Plan.
The Transportation Plan will assess neighbourhood traffic concerns and identify improvements which can be implemented along with planned road reconstruction. The Transportation Plan will identify traffic management improvements to address traffic concerns related to:
In 2018, the City completed the Lawrence Park Neighbourhood Road & Stormwater Management Study which made recommendations to address deteriorating road conditions, traffic and pedestrian safety, road drainage problems and basement flooding in the area.
In 2019, North York Community Council requested Transportation Services was to develop a Traffic Management Plan to address vehicle speed, volume, and traffic infiltration in the neighborhood.
The traffic management recommendations will build on and be combined with road and stormwater design and reconstruction planned in the coming years.
Historically, traffic management issues have been addressed by making changes to a particular street or intersection. Instead of making one specific change, an area-based Transportation Plan employs a broader, neighbourhood perspective to develop integrated solutions that, together, support local objectives for mobility.
The Lawrence Park Transportation Plan will take into consideration feedback received through a variety of channels including the Lawrence Park Road & Stormwater Management Study, past
calls and emails to 311, and the City Councillor. Community concerns and request have been categorized into the following themes:
The Transportation Plan will use an evidence-based approach to identify possible changes, taking into consideration traffic studies, technical requirements, findings and feedback from the Lawrence Park Neighbourhood Road & Stormwater Management Study. The plan will identify possible traffic management and calming measures in addition to those that have been approved by Council and will be implemented through the road and stormwater road reconstruction. Changes could include, but are not limited to:
The participation of residents and stakeholders is essential to identifying appropriate and effective road safety improvements for the neighbourhood. Recommendations will be based on traffic studies, technical requirements, and public input.
Review existing conditions, concerns, priorities, and receive feedback on recommended Lawrence Park Transportation Plan.
Public feedback on detailed design to be led by Engineering and Construction Services for delivery along with implementation of the Lawrence Park Neighbourhood Road & Stormwater Management Study.