Weston Cycling Connections will take place over three phases:
The following streets are being considered by Transportation Services for cycling facilities in Phase 1, for installation in summer 2024:
On Sam Frustaglio Drive and the short section of Wright Avenue connecting to Pine Street, motor vehicle volumes are low enough to warrant using shared lane markings to designate the route.
In this section, the City is proposing:
In Phase 2 of this project, the existing connection from the cul-de-sac of Sam Frustaglio Drive to Denison Road East, pictured below, is proposed to be upgraded and connected to a new proposed bikeway on Trethewey Drive. Public consultation for this connection and for Trethewey Drive will take place separately in 2024.
On Pine Street from Wright Avenue to Lawrence Avenue West, motor vehicle volumes are relatively low and a TTC bus loop utilizes the northbound lane for the 32C Eglinton West route and the 79 Scarlett Road route. There are also several driveway entrances serving the businesses on the west side of the street.
There are two options proposed in this section. Option 1 is preferred to Option 2 to accommodate the existing TTC bus stop on the east side of the street near Lawrence Avenue West, while providing separation and visibility at business entrances for people cycling.
Option 1 – Southbound Buffered Bike Lane and Northbound Shared Lane (Preferred):
Option 2 – Southbound Shared Lane and Northbound Buffered Bike Lane
For Pine Street from Lawrence Avenue West to Church Street, there are two options proposed. Option 1 is preferred to Option 2 to improve safety for people cycling and predictability for people driving by providing clear separation from motor vehicle lanes.
Option 1 – Bike Lanes (Preferred)
*Street parking is already prohibited along most of Pine Street. The parking spaces between Queen’s Drive and Church Street are currently available for evening parking after 6 p.m., one hour parking on weekends and by permit at other times. Transportation Services conducted a parking survey of the 17 spaces and, over four distinct counts at different times, a maximum of two parking spaces were observed to be used at any one time.
Option 2 – Shared Lanes
Public feedback, along with technical considerations and City policies and guidelines will be considered in decisions to be made by staff and City Council.
A public drop-in event was held on November 28, 2023. It included a presentation and question & answer period, as well as opportunity to speak with project staff and view display panels. View the display panels below.
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The City Council-approved Cycling Network Plan is a comprehensive roadmap and work plan that outlines the City’s planned investment in our cycling network. It includes a Long-Term Cycling Network Vision, the planned Major City-Wide Cycling Network Routes, and a three-year rolling Near-Term Implementation Program.
The aim of the Cycling Network Plan is to connect gaps in Toronto’s current cycling network by growing existing and future cycling opportunities with safer and more comfortable cycling route options where quality can be improved.
The 2022-24 Near-Term Implementation Program identifies several key cycling routes throughout the Weston neighbourhood to connect key destinations and neighbouring community links.
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