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Ethan Frome - City of Toronto
Transportation Services
Daniel Egan, Manager Cycling Infrastructure
City Hall, 22th Floor East
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2
Tel: 416 392-9065
Fax: 416 392-4808
Dear Lindsey Ave. and Havelock St. Residents,
In 2008 the City of Toronto began a planning exercise to develop routes that will help improve cycling
conditions in Toronto's west end. During community visioning meetings, Lindsey Ave. and Havelock St.
were identified as streets which may be used to form an east-west cycling connection by cyclists who
wish to avoid busier arterial roads.
Presently, because of the one-way sections on these roads it is not lawful to cycle along these roads as
a continuous east-west route. The addition of bicycle lanes with a yellow 'center' line (instead of a
white line) would allow cyclists to legally travel two ways on a street. These streets would remain oneway for other road users. (see reverse for more information about this kind of bicycle lane)
Short stretches of bicycle lane on Lindsey Ave., between Brock Ave. and Dufferin St., and on Havelock
St. between Lindsey Ave. to Dewson St. would allow for legal two-way travel by bicycles on these
sections of roadway.
We invite you to a public open house to discuss the proposed bicycle lanes
Date: Tuesday March 4th, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: New Horizons Tower – Auditorium
1140 Bloor Street West
Estimados moradores da Lindsey Ave. e Havelock St.
Em 2008 o Município de Toronto deu início a um estudo que visa melhorar a circulação de ciclistas na
zona ocidental da cidade. Durante este processo, as vossas ruas foram identificadas como possíveis
alternativas para colocação de ciclovias para ciclistas que querem evitar artérias de maior circulação
automóvel.
Sendo assim, e visto que estas são ruas de sentido único, o departamento responsável por operações
de trânsito, está a avaliar a possibilidade de colocar ciclovias demarcadas que permitiriam aos ciclistas
deslocar-se em ambos os sentidos.
Convido-os a participar numa reunião pública para saber a vossa opinião sobre este
projecto
DATA: Terça-Feira, 4 de Março, 2014
Das 18 às 20 Horas
LOCAL: New Horizones Tower - Auditorium
1140 Bloor Street West
Map of neighbourhood cycling route
If you are unable to attend the public
meeting, but would like to discuss these
proposed bicycle lanes please contact:
for more information visit
Example of a street with a yellow bike lane
Councillor Bailão
[email protected]
416-392-7012
toronto.ca/yellow-bicycle-lanes
Toronto already has a number of yellow 'contra-flow' bicycle lanes which have been used to make oneway streets two ways for cycling. This type of bicycle lane is installed on Montrose Ave., Knox Ave.
Strathcona Ave., Chester Hill Rd., Shaw St. and Colborne Lodge Rd. in High Park.
What is a 'contra-flow' lane?
When a 'contra-flow' bicycle lane is installed on a one-way
street, the street becomes two-ways for bicycles, but remains
one-way for other vehicles. When a cyclist is traveling in the
direction that motor vehicles may travel, the cyclist shares the
lane with the motor vehicles. To travel in the opposite
direction, cyclists use the bicycle lane.
How will this project impact access to my driveway?
Access to all driveways will be maintained.
How are 'contra-flow' bicycle lanes designed?
As with regular bicycle lanes, yellow contra-flow bicycle lanes
may be installed curb-side or next to on-street parking.
Whenever possible, the installation of bicycle lanes away from
on-street parking is preferred.
After planning and consultation with the public and all city departments, including Police, EMS, and
Fire, the Transportation department will provide pavement marking and signage plans that will be safe
for all road users including pedestrians, motorists and cyclists.
How will this project impact on-street parking?
The addition of road markings will require on-street parking to be permanently located on one side of
the street. Parking will no longer alternate from side to side.
Installing bicycle lanes away from on-street parking is preferred. In cases where permanently locating
the parking away from the bicycle lane would result in a substantial reduction of parking spots, the
bicycle lane may be installed next to the on-street parking.
How much does a bicycle lane cost?
This type of painted bicycle lane is an affordable way to improve transportation options, by creating
safer cycling conditions. This project will cost approximately $10 a meter to install.
Example image of a yellow bike lane next to a curb
Example image of a yellow bike lane next to parking
If you are unable to attend the public meeting, but would like to discuss these proposed bicycle lanes,
please feel free to contact;
Councillor Bailão
[email protected]
416-392-7012
For more information about this type of bicycle lane please visit:
www.toronto.ca/yellow-bicycle-lanes
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