Jarvis Streetscape Walk - May 10

As reported previously in TCAT News, some debate has been going on over consultations for designs of an improved Jarvis Street.

The City is continuing on with consultations among the community, and the next event is a walk this Saturday May 10th.

From the public notice:

Join Councillor Kyle Rae, City Staff and the Consultant Team on a walk along Jarvis Street to give people the opportunity to:

Annette Street Bike Lanes - Public Meeting, April 17

As reported in the March 17th TCAT News e-Bulletin, there are bike lanes proposed, as part of the Bikeway Network, for Annette Street in Etobicoke. From this month's Cyclometer:

Jarvis Streetscape Improvement - Bike lane update

Following a large volume of communication from the cycling community to the City's consultation team working on the Jarvis Streetscape Improvement Environmental Assessment,
the City has responded. It appears that the City has taken a position
whereby pedestrian and cyclist needs cannot be fully met - a compromise
is needed. The following is an update from the City's public
consultation coordinator working on the project.

Chicago Takes a Stand Against Dooring and other dangerous traffic offences - New ordinance passed

Thanks to some work by the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Chicago now has an answer to a few big problems we all face on busy roads. Torontonians are no strangers to dooring, cars parked in bike lanes and other traffic offenses that endanger cyclists.

Bloor-Yorkville Transformation - Plans go to East York Community Council without bike lanes?

While the plan has not yet been released, it is expected that it will include wider pedestrian promenades, but not bike lanes.

Jarvis Street Streetscape Improvement EA - Let the City know you want bike lanes

As reported in last week's TCAT News e-Bulletin, the City is embarking on an environmental assessment to improve the streetscape along Jarvis Street, beginning with a public meeting last Wednesday evening.

News from some TCAT supporters who attended the event reported that the vision does not currently include a bike lane. This came in from one TCAT supporter who asked that we share this message.

Jarvis Street Streetscape Improvement Environmental Assessment - Public Open House March 19

Thanks to Spacing Toronto for the notice on this upcoming project.

Annette Street repaving - Another bike lane coming to Etobicoke

Thanks to a tip from a certain TCAT supporter for alerting us to this news item. For the full story, see the Villager article Annette Street set for resurfacing.

South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange - On-line petition

TCAT last reported on this important active transportation issue in the October 4th edition of TCAT News e-Bulletin:

New Bike Lane Approval Process - Approved by City Council

At its meeting January 29-30, City Council approved the streamlined bike lane approval process originally proposed by Councillor Adrian Heaps, and approved by the Executive Committee on January 8.

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