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.
To continue with its consultation process, the City is hosting three
open houses over the next couple of weeks to present its work to date
and to hear more on how members of the public think that Toronto can be
made more walkable.
For those in the Scarlett Road / Dundas Street West / St. Clair Avenue West area of Toronto, the City has completed its Environmental Assessment to "address existing traffic safety and operational concerns and long term mobility needs" at this complicated and potentially dangerous interchange.
The recommended design includes two lanes in either direction with a bike lane on Scarlett Road.
Apologies for the short notice - this just came to TCAT's attention.
[In the future, if you know of an important public meeting please send
us a message as early as possible so that we can let all of TCAT's
supporters know about it in advance]
Earlier this year the City of Toronto embarked on a study to
develop a planning vision for the future development of Bloor Street
West, between Avenue Road and Bathurst Street.
Our Streets - inserting oneself into the municipal process: a discussion for the everyday person on how to bring pedestrian change to their neighbourhood
Date: Sunday September 30
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cecil Street Community Centre, 58 Cecil Street (near College and Spadina)