The City of Toronto is planning to upgrade the existing bike lanes on Conlins Road between Ellesmere Road to Sheppard Avenue East to a combination of bicycle lanes and cycle tracks (bike lanes that are physically separated from traffic).This work would be done as part of already scheduled road resurfacing on Conlins Road later this year.
This upgrade would provide a safer and more comfortable connection for cyclists. In particular, the cycle track portion between Canmore Blvd. and Sheppard Ave. E. would ensure a separated bicycle lane along “The Meadoway” bike trail route. When completed, this 16 kilometer separated bike trail will run along the Gatineau Hydro Corridor from the Don Valley to Rouge National Urban Park and Conlins Road will be used to connect the Meadoway sections north and south of Highway 401.
Following a public event held on April 9, 2019, the original proposal for cycle tracks from Ellesmere Rd. to Sheppard Ave. E. has been revised to minimize impacts to on-street parking and includes:
Review diagram of revised proposal provided under the Map tab.
Staff have submitted a report to the June 27, 2019 Infrastructure and Environment Commitee (IEC) that includes details for the proposed Bike Lane Upgrade.
Interested members of the public can arrange to speak or submit comments to the Committee. To speak at the June 27th IEC meeting, contact the City’s Clerks Office at 416-397-4579 or email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on June 26th.
For more information on this process, please visit the Toronto meeting information system.
The Ten Year Cycling Network Plan was approved in-principle by City Council in 2016 to connect, grow, and renew cycling infrastructure throughout Toronto. The planned road resurfacing for Conlins Road provides an opportunity to renew and upgrade the existing bike lanes, consistent with the objectives of the Plan.
A public open house took place on April 9th and feedback was open until April 23rd. People could learn more about the proposed design options, ask questions, and provide feedback.