Bike lanes for douro and wellington st
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The City of Toronto installed new bicycle lanes on Douro St. and on Wellington St. W. between King St. W. and Niagara St. in June 2020.

See public notice for more details, including impacts to on-street parking:

This project was approved by City Council on April 30, 2020.

Public Consultation Completed

From November 27 to December 31, 2019, we invited residents to learn more and provide feedback on these proposed bicycle lanes, both online and at a public drop-in event (December 9, 2019, at the Trinity Recreation and Community Centre).

Over 80 participants, mostly local residents, provided feedback, with the high majority recording strong support for the project as recommended.

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Project Goals

  1. Improve safety for people travelling by foot, car and bicycle.
  2. Minimize impact to on-street parking.
  3. Maintain access for people driving.
  4. Connect new cycling infrastructure in the area including the King-Liberty Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge, the Garrison Crossing Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge, and eventually with the West Toronto Railpath Extension from Sudbury Street.

Why this Project is Being Proposed

Cycling is one of the fastest growing transportation modes in Toronto. The City is working to make travel by bike safer and more inviting.  Making it easier for people to choose to cycle, helps ease congestion on the streets and transit, creates a cleaner environment, and promotes a healthier public life.

The City supports cycling by building and maintaining bike lanes and multi-use trails, installing bike parking facilities, distributing bike network maps, and carrying out other campaigns and projects to promote cycling confidence and safe road use behaviour. This project is part of the effort to make cycling safer and was an adopted project in the City Council supported Cycling Network Plan.

on Narrow Roadway with Bike Lanes
Example of Street Configuration on Narrow Roadway with Bike Lanes
Separated Bike Lanes and On-street Parking
Example of Street Configuration on Wide Roadway with Separated Bike Lanes and On-street Parking.

To provide the necessary space in the roadway for these new bike lanes, on-street parking will be impacted.

Street Section On-Street Parking Impacts
Douro St. King St. W. to Shaw St. Parking to be removed
Douro St. Shaw St. to Strachan Ave. Maintain 85% of parking
Wellington St. W. Strachan Ave. to Stanley Ter. No Impact
Wellington St. W. Stanley Ter. to Niagara St. Parking to be removed
Crawford St. 40 m north of Douro St. Parking to be added

To help offset the loss of parking spaces, some additional spaces will be created on connecting streets, such as on Crawford Street.

The changes in configuration will be designed to meet City standards to ensure City services that use the road will continue to function well and serve the community, including Fire, Paramedics, Police, Solid Waste pickup, TTC, Wheel-Trans, road maintenance and snow clearing.

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