A new active transportation project is planned within Kitchissippi Ward, but touches on Bay Ward. I wanted to give Bay Ward residents the opportunity to participate in the online consultation process.
The project would benefit residents of Bay Ward by improving a cycling route that people will use to access Broadview Public School and Dovercourt Community Centre, or to continue along a developing cycling corridor to further destinations.
The project is to add bike lanes on Dovercourt Avenue between Sherbourne Road and Churchill Avenue. Consequently, this will link together bike lanes recently installed on Sherbourne Road and the earlier cycle tracks along Churchill Avenue. Bike lanes can be added to the street using existing curb-to-curb road width by painting the bike lanes and changing roadside regulations that of necessity must ban on-street stopping and parking. East of Broadview Avenue, the street will undergo construction as a new south side sidewalk will be added at the same time. The sidewalk had been discussed with the public and a web presence established; however, the project scope was later changed to include cycling facilities. Construction is being targeted for 2022.