On Monday December 11, City staff held a virtual public meeting to review and discuss design options for a sidewalk on Ahearn Avenue. If you were unable to participate or would like to revisit the meeting you can go to my YouTube Channel to view the recording here. After the meeting the public was welcome to provide their input.
During the public consultation period for the Ahearn Avenue sidewalk staff only received two comments, both in favour of the south side option. As a result, staff have initiated the detail design of the south side sidewalk option. In response to feedback received, staff will also look at options to prevent people from parking their cars on the new MUP east of the school. I will keep residents updated as the project advances. Construction remains planned for this year.
The work for the sidewalk will involve installing a 2.0m wide sidewalk on the south side of Ahearn Avenue from Scrivens Street to Farrow Street, approximately 460m long. A Pedestrian Crossover (PXO) type D will be installed on Ahearn Avenue, just west of Croft Street. There will also be bulb-outs installed at Scrivens, Doane and Ritchie Streets. New drainage features such as catch basins and landscape drains will also be installed as part of the work.
The new sidewalk will facilitate access between the neighbourhood institutions, residences and transit stops on Greenview Avenue and Carling Avenue. It will fill a gap in the sidewalk network for those walking within the neighbourhood including but not limited to park users, school children and transit users. It will also promote safety for students and all road users.