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Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

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The trail is planned to run along the north side of Eglinton from Jane, then cut up through Pearen Park to Pearen street behind the houses along Eglinton. Or at least that was my understanding. Not sure why they are saying that it terminates at Glenvalley.

There will still be a small gap between the trail and the Eglinton Connects plan, which ends at Weston Rd. not sure how that gap is planned to be closed.
Like this?
There is excess space (around 3m) and wider lanes that can be reduced on the north side of Eglinton that we can use to put a raised or protected two-way cycle track.
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Meeting Weston Road, the Southbound to Westbound slip lane would have to be removed or blocked, which is a plus. Then meeting the crosswalks, there would be a mixing zone cautioning cyclists to take it slower.
Westbound cyclists would simply continue in to the trail, Eastbound cyclists would turn right then left to continue east.
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This method doesn't remove lanes and uses existing space.
 

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^just near stations initially; the gaps are up to the city to fund iirc
 

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Metrolinx is building it between Avenue and Yonge, as well as directly atop the intersections near stations.

The city is supposed to identify funding for the gaps, but it predictably is yet to do so.
 

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Metrolinx is building it between Avenue and Yonge, as well as directly atop the intersections near stations.

The city is supposed to identify funding for the gaps, but it predictably is yet to do so.

There is some 'Eglinton Connects' money in this year's budget; but nowhere near the full amount.

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That's this year and next under the cash flows.


Found another chunk of the money.......

Under 'Capital Needs Constraints' .............sooo, unfunded.............

Penciled in though as cash-flowing from 2027-2030 were the money in hand.

That's really odd timing.

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What percentage of this is cycling vs streetscape or other works I'm not clear on.
 
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Thanks for the doc. Looks like the total need is $60M, and funding is only suggested to start flowing in 2027? Am I reading that right?

For the second chunk of money yes; but a separate cash-flow statement shows 15M over this year and next is funded.

Whether that 15M is part of 60M or an add-on is unclear to me.

Its also unclear how that money is to be used.

That total sum is also well below the Eglinton Connects numbers I've seen in the past; so its possible there's more $$ both funded and unfunded under other line items.
 

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It will be really nice to see the great fully separated bike lanes built around the station by Metrolinx, connected with paint markings and plastic bollards by the cities contribution....
Honestly looking at the funding identified above, wouldn't surprise me if that is what they are doing. Short term bollards and paint, with a full reconstruction identified towards the end of the decade.
 

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On the subject of cycling in winter. TLDW: cold and snow do not stop people from riding in winter. What you need is proper bike lanes and snow clearing. And Canadians are wimps.

 

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What do you think is the likelihood that the city is going to keep the bike lanes on Danforth for the entire length?
 

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Danforth bike lanes might be very well extended to the east as part of ActiveTO. #destinationdanforth lead my Brad Bradford became a role model for better street design and it is a success story. The Major is in favour.

There is very little doubt that won’t it become permanent by council vote end of this year. I attended several open houses and there was no real opposition. Everyone seems to like it. Residents asking for more!
 

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I biked along The Danforth this summer and it was honestly so much nicer than before. A huge difference from before the bike lanes, not just for cyclists but for how the street feels as a whole. It used to feel quasi-suburban since so much space was dedicated to cars, not any longer.
 

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Danforth bike lanes might be very well extended to the east as part of ActiveTO. #destinationdanforth lead my Brad Bradford became a role model for better street design and it is a success story. The Major is in favour.

There is very little doubt that won’t it become permanent by council vote end of this year. I attended several open houses and there was no real opposition. Everyone seems to like it. Residents asking for more!

Bradford has a say as far as Victoria Park; east of that is Crawford who doesn't seem to be a bike lanes champ (see Brimley lanes removal)

I think the section to VP could happen, there is congestion at that intersection, but if you remove one of the WB lanes, and add a dedicated right turn lane at VP, plus lengthen the left-turn queues for VP Northbound, and the Shoppers World entrance East to South; it would probably help more than hurt.

But it would function better if taken further east.

I believe the practical limit for now is Birchmount, due to the problematic intersection of Danforth + Kingston Rd.
 
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