A staff report with recommendations on the project will be presented to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in April 2023. A consultation report will be posted on April 10, 2023.
In 2024-2025, Scarborough Golf Club Road from Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue is planned to be reconstructed due to the poor condition of the road. Road reconstructions only happen every 50-100 years, so this is an important opportunity to make changes to the design of the road to improve operations and safety.
As part of this project, the City of Toronto is proposing to implement cycling and other road safety features on Scarborough Golf Club Road between Lawrence Avenue and Kingston Road.
Proposed changes would:
The project area is divided into three segments. Different changes are proposed for each segment:
A. Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue East- Road reconstruction is planned for this segment between 2024-2025, using a complete street approach.
B. Lawrence Avenue East to Confederation Drive– Improvements are proposed for this segment using a ‘quick-build’ method. Quick build projects involve making changes to the design of a road through the installation of new pavement markings and pre-fabricated materials, rather than road reconstruction.
C. Confederation Drive to Kingston Road– Improvements are proposed for this segment using a ‘quick-build’ method.
The proposed changes and design features are being employed through a complete street lens and include intersection improvements for safety and accessibility for all users, new cycle tracks and addition of green infrastructure. Many of these features were discussed and supported by the public in phase 1 of consultations.
Segment A- Ellesmere Road to Lawrence Avenue East
Road reconstruction is planned for this segment. Proposed changes include:
Additional changes under consideration are:
Segment B- Lawrence Avenue East to Confederation Drive
Proposed changes to Segment B include:
Segment C- Confederation Drive to Kingston Road
Bike facilities are proposed to be installed in this segment to provide a safer option for people cycling and reduce conflicts with all road users. There are two design options being considered:
Option 1: Painted one-way bike lanes installed at street-level on both sides of the street
Option 2: A protected/separated two-way cycle track installed on the west side of the street
Both options would involve the removal of street parking from this segment of the road.
The City of Toronto is consulting with the public on Scarborough Golf Club Road and proposing changes to ensure the road reconstruction incorporates public feedback and aligns with City adopt policies.
There are a number of City policies that support making changes to the street including TransformTO, the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan and the Cycling Network Plan.
Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan is a comprehensive action plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets. The Plan prioritizes the safety of our most vulnerable road users across seven emphasis areas through a range of extensive, proactive, targeted and data driven initiatives.
Since 2010, 15 people have been killed or seriously injured along Scarborough Golf Club Road:
Travel speeds along the corridor pose significant safety concerns:
The City’s Cycling Network Plan’s goals are to connect gaps in the city’s current cycling network, to grow the cycling network by providing cycling opportunities in new areas of the city and to renew existing cycling network routes where quality can be improved.
The City is proposing the addition of cycle tracks on Scarborough Golf Club Road, as proposed in the Cycling Network Plan, as they would connect to several existing unlinked bikeways and trails, including:
The City is currently seeking your feedback on the proposed changes to Scarborough Golf Club Road from Ellesmere Road to Kingston Road.
Decisions on the roadway changes will be made by considering public input, City policies and programs, and technical requirements.
Following public and stakeholder consultation, and subject to approval from City Council, installation is proposed to begin in 2024-2025*.
Public Drop-In Event
The Public Drop-In Event was held on February 6, 2023 at the Golf Road Junior Public School to provide an opportunity to view project information panels and speak with members of the project team one-on-one.
Phase 1 Consultation
In Phase 1 the public and stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on priorities for safety on Scarborough Golf Club Road. A virtual public meeting was held on February 10, 2022, and an online feedback survey was used to gather comments.
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