There is a cycling path north of Eglinton Avenue. Except for the missing section over Allen Road.
That's not the point. Trails do not equal on-street cycling infrastructure. Trails are mainly used for recreation and is not on Eglinton. A gravel path has a different purpose than a vibrant main street filled with shops, restaurants and other buildings.
Cycle tracks directly on Eglinton will provide a safe route on the road that people want to ride on. It also provides an alternative for transit users to hop on to a bike instead of taking the train during busy times. Eglinton is a major corridor outlined in the 10-year cycling plan, and main street plan. Bike lanes usually provide a safer road for everyone, and Eglinton Connect's plan is to provide parking, raised cycle tracks, wider sidewalks, green and patio space all in one package.
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Off-street trails aren't necessarily bad. They just need to be fairly direct (minimal unneeded meandering) and provide reasonable access to points of origin and destination. In some ways they are desirable because there are less conflicts with cars and thus safer/more comfortable.
^^^Off road multi use trails are great, but for them to be as useful as on-street cycling infrastructure they need to be paved, lit, maintained in the winter, and go to actual destinations. Needless to say, almost all Toronto trials don't meet that description.
This videos a bit too long do you have one thats edited down a bit more please?Some brief video of a cyclist making use of the new off-road multi-use path on the south side of Kingston Rd, just east of Birchmount:
|Commodity:||Construction Services, Landscape Construction|
|Description:||Request For Tender - Lower Don Trail Phase 2 Improvements|
Ariba Public Posting: http://discovery.ariba.com/rfx/9618709
The Work of this Contract involves the new sloping ramp structure, improvements to the existing Lower Don Trail, steel staircase connecting the Dundas Street Bridge to the Lower Don Trail and the East Path accessibility improvements. The Work includes all appurtenances, fixtures, equipment, systems, building and civil services and municipal connections, to the extent and as documented and elaborated in the Construction Drawings and in the Construction Specification Project Manual, which constitute a fundamental component of this Tender Package.
|Issue date:||January 20, 2021||
||Closing date:||February 17, 2021|
at 12:00 Noon
|Pre-bid meeting:||Site Meeting Info -|
A Site Information Bulletin will be published as an Addenda ASAP in lieu of a Mandatory Site Meeting.
||Location:||City Hall, 19th Floor West Tower|
|Client Division:||Parks, Forestry & Recreation|