Of course, raising the bike lane to level of sidewalk is safer BUT is MUCH more expensive and complicate as they need to relocate all the street drains and probably re-slope the roadway. Not things that can be done fast! If you want bike lanes NOW (as I certainly do) you had best not hold out for 'perfect' as that is going to lead to nothing being done at all. (Painted lines for bikes or other things can also be adjusted if they turn out to be poorly placed, once you rebuild a road it will not be changed for decades.)Lowest bidder... paint. Instead of raising the cycle lane to be level with the sidewalk.
Phase 2 from Dundas St W to Runnymede Rd:
Phase 3 from Symington Ave. to Dundas St. W.
- Most pavement markings are installed.
- Green markings for bus stops and bike turn boxes have begun and should be completed by late August or early September.
- Curbs will commence when phase 1 is done, with the exception of the cafe in phase 2.
- Signal changes to the Keele St and Dundas St W. intersections are targeted for September.
- will commence when Toronto Hydro’s work is complete. This is estimated to be in 2-4 weeks. This phase will begin with pavement markings. Curbs will be installed in October.
I honestly want to cry after reading this update; the lanes aren't expected to be completed this year...(no bike lanes between Symington and Indian Road):
The bike lane is complete in the Indian Grove area, it's only the Dundas West to Symington stretch that isn't complete. I thought I heard here somewhere that that stretch wouldn't be done until mid to late 2021 or something.3 months since the last update in October...no movement on the final missing kilometre of Bloor bike lane between Indian Grove & Symington...