Cycle tracks are dedicated cycling lanes that include physical separation between the cyclist and the adjacent traffic lanes. A bi-directional cycle track accommodates two-way cycling traffic within the same cycle facility

Transportation Services completed the design for the Lake Shore Boulevard West cycle track in collaboration with Traffic Operations, the Toronto Transit Commission, and other divisions to ensure the cycle track meets the needs of all road users.

  • Separated bi-directional/two-way cycle track on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West between Norris Crescent and First Street closes remaining gap in Waterfront Trail
  • A variety of barriers have been used to separate the cycle track from vehicular lanes, including a low concrete wall, curbs, bollards, planters, and painted buffer zones.
  • Gaps in the barriers provide access to residential and commercial driveways.
  • Ramped platforms at three TTC stops have been incorporated into the cycle track to facilitate safe boarding and unboarding of passengers.
  • Removal of parking on south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West between Norris Crescent and First Street.
  • No lanes of traffic removed to accommodate cycle track.

From Friday October 12 to Sunday October 14 the concrete barriers from First St to Norris Crescent along Lake Shore Boulevard West will be painted in coordination with StreetARToronto.

Please see the Traffic Lane Closure Notice for more detailed information.

Cyclists traveling east bound during construction will be accommodated in the closed, east bound traffic lane on Lake Shore Boulevard West. West bound cyclists will have to travel in the shared west bound lane on Lake Shore Boulevard West. Cyclists will be able to cross at signalized intersections at First Street, Royal York Road, Myles Road / Symons Street.

Below are some of the designs that will be featured:

Image includes winter elements. This will be painted on the Lake Shore Cycle Track
“Winter” Concept By: Marley Allen Ash


Watermelon painted concept for Lake Shore Cycle Track
“Summer” Concept By: Katherine Ross