The City of Toronto is studying Parkside Drive between Keele Subway Station and the Martin Goodman Trail to identify interventions, in addition to those that were introduced in the last year, that could improve safety and mobility along the corridor with a focus on people walking, cycling and other vulnerable road users.
In consultation with the community, the study will explore possible design changes to Parkside Drive to better serve all road users and develop a future vision of the corridor. Full reconstruction of Parkside Drive is forecasted to take place more than ten years from now; the study will inform future work and will determine whether further improvements can be made in the interim period.
The Parkside Drive study is a companion to the High Park Movement Strategy, and any changes contemplated for Parkside Drive will be considered in parallel with the recommendations of the High Park Movement Strategy.
Over the last 18 months, the City has made several improvements to traffic management and road geometry to improve safety of vulnerable road users and reduce motor vehicle speeding. Data suggest that motor vehicle speeds and volumes have decreased since changes were implemented on Parkside Drive.
Since November 2021 motor vehicle volumes and speeds have decreased.
Traffic counts suggest that motor vehicle volumes have decreased by approximately 27% from over 28,000 daily motor vehicles to approximately 21,000 daily motor vehicles
Traffic counts suggest that motor vehicle speeds have decreased on Parkside Drive. In the southbound direction, operating speeds decreased by approximately 17%, from 62km/hr to 51 km/hr. In the northbound direction, operating speeds decreased by approximately 13% from 55km/hr to 48km/hr.
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The Parkside Drive Study will build on recent and planned roadway changes, City Council decisions and community advocacy for improved safety and comfort for pedestrians and people cycling, taking transit and driving, including:
The City has a variety of measures that it can use to address transportation related concerns. A range of options will be studied alongside potential changes recommended through the High Park Movement Strategy to understand their impacts on road safety, mobility choices and travel behaviours. Changes could include:
The participation of road users, local community members and other stakeholders in the study is essential to determine the future vision for Parkside Drive.
Review existing conditions, identify concerns & priorities
Present future vision and potential interim improvements
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