The City of Toronto is moving forward with the installation of a number of cycling and pedestrian safety upgrades on Davenport Road between Dupont Street and Yonge Street in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, cycle tracks on Davenport Road were installed between Bay Street and Yonge Street. In 2022, the existing painted bike lanes will be upgraded to cycle tracks on Davenport Road between Dupont Street and Bay Street. This project was approved by the City’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee on March 23, 2021 and City Council on April 7, 2021 (IE20.13)
Davenport Road has become a key link in the City’s bikeway network, providing connections to existing routes on Bay Street, and Avenue Road / University Avenue. The way bike lanes are designed has changed over time, and the bike lanes on Davenport Road are being upgraded to reflect today’s best practices.
From 2016 to 2020, there were 27 reported collisions involving people walking or cycling on Davenport Road between Dupont Street and Yonge Street. Almost half of these collisions involved people walking, resulting in one fatality and one serious injury, and the other half involved people cycling, resulting in one serious injury. In 2015, a fatality involving a person cycling occurred at the Davenport Road and Avenue Road intersection. This project’s focus is to reduce the number of collisions along the corridor and to improve safety.
The Cycling Network Plan Update was approved by City Council in July 2019. This plan builds on the Ten Year Cycling Network Plan with a strengthened focus on safety and equity, and includes a long-term overall proposed network and three-year Near-Term Implementation Program. Davenport Road has been identified as a ‘Renew’ program in the Cycling Network Plan Update.
A virtual public meeting was held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Read the final Public Consultation Report for more details on the event and the public feedback received and considered.