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Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

W. K. Lis

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I agree with your proposed changes. This section needs a re-do, including creating a Queensway-Parkside signalized intersection at grade.
As it is, the streetcar stop is not accessible. There are steps, but no elevators nor escalators to and from Parkside Drive to the streetcar stops on The Queensway. People need to go over to the Glendale Avenue stops for accessibility purposes.
 

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As it is, the streetcar stop is not accessible. There are steps, but no elevators nor escalators to and from Parkside Drive to the streetcar stops on The Queensway. People need to go over to the Glendale Avenue stops for accessibility purposes.
If one were to advocate for a future return to at-grade here; one of the more compelling arguments might be the alternative cost of adding elevators and making the changes within the ROW/platforms necessary to make that possible.

I think it would be a safe bed that we're well north of 10M to achieve that.
 

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If one were to advocate for a future return to at-grade here; one of the more compelling arguments might be the alternative cost of adding elevators and making the changes within the ROW/platforms necessary to make that possible.

I think it would be a safe bed that we're well north of 10M to achieve that.
Indian Road would then be reattached to Queen Street West (The Queensway), and but maybe without the fork with Parkside Drive.

Parkside Drive looking east along Queen Street towards St. Joseph’s Hospital, 1956. From link.



From link.
 

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Anybody know where we're at with the Adelaide bike lane relocation? Over on Richmond, concrete dividers have been installed. Encounters with parked cars are rare. No such luck with Adelaide and its (knocked down) flexiposts.
 

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Indian Road would then be reattached to Queen Street West (The Queensway), and but maybe without the fork with Parkside Drive.

Parkside Drive looking east along Queen Street towards St. Joseph’s Hospital, 1956. From link.



From link.
High Park in the 1870s, when it was in the "sticks" of Toronto, when Parkside Drive (Keele Street) did not exist. From link.

They could have used the stream ravines to the east and added them to High Park, instead of residences.
 

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The channelized right-turn from Ellis to Lakeshore has been blocked by the low-jersey barriers to prevent turning cars from cutting off cyclists at this location.

Good move.

Permanent removal will be better, but this is a suitable short-term gain, and one that can be quickly and cheaply rolled out across the City.

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From this Twitter thread:
 
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The channelized right-turn from Ellis to Lakeshore has been blocked by the low-jersey barriers to prevent turning cars from cutting off cyclists at this location.

Good move.

Permanent removal will be better, but this is a suitable short-term gain, and one that can be quickly and cheaply rolled out across the City.
In the long run, permanent infrastructure is the only way to go.

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Rode through here today. At least 10-20 of the planters appear to have been hit and sections of the wavy bollards have already been squashed... :(
Perhaps a nice illustration to the BIA why folks correctly pointed at out they are ***holes for opposing the installation of them in the first place.
 

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Rode through here today. At least 10-20 of the planters appear to have been hit and sections of the wavy bollards have already been squashed... :(
Appears to have all been the one driver...........I understand the car ended up stuck on one of the planters (prior to being towed).
 

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With all the money spent on planters and replacement planters and their regular maintenance (yearly plants, watering and maintenance crew, etc.), one would wonder how much more it would cost to simply build permanent and durable infrastructure in the first place - aka get it right from the get go, like these raised and separated lanes being built at the moment on St. Denis and Peel streets in Montreal:



Le REV: réseau express vélo
 

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