We owe thanks to David Juliusson of Long Branch for sharing with us the following text of a City Council decision regarding a cycle track, which had been discussed at a previous post:
Lake Shore Blvd West Cycle Track Approved
City Council unanimously approved the Lake Shore Blvd W cycle track. This separated, bi-directional cycle lane will run between Norris Crescent and First Street.
The same council motion also approved the contra-flow bicycle lane on Waterfront Drive, from Marine Parade Drive to Palace Pier Court. This will make it easier for cyclists to legally bypass an often congested section of the Waterfront Trail at Humber Bay Shores.
Here’s the text of the motion passed by City Council:
1. City Council approve the installation of an eastbound contra-flow bicycle lane on Waterfront Drive, from Marine Parade Drive to Palace Pier Court, as described in Appendix 1 – Amendments to Bicycle Lane and Cycle Track Designations, attached to the report (January 25, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.
2. City Council approve the installation of a bi-directional cycle track on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West, from Norris Crescent to First Street, as described in Appendix 1 – Amendments to Bicycle Lane and Cycle Track Designations, attached to the report (January 25, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.
3. City Council enact the traffic and parking regulation amendments associated with the above Parts 1 and 2 as described in Appendices 2 and 3 attached to the report (January 25, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.
4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the June 14, 2016 meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council on plans to re-introduce and encourage cycling on Lake Shore Boulevard West, between the Humber River and Norris Crescent.
5. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider closing the gap on winter maintenance performed by Transportation Services staff along the Waterfront Trail by extending the maintenance area further west to the border of Mississauga, including 4.5 km of additional trail from Park Lawn Road to Norris Crescent through Mimico Linear Park, through Colonel Samuel Smith Park and through Marie Curtis Park at a cost of approximately $35,000 annually, and City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to bring it forward as part of the 2017 budget deliberations.
6. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to Council’s decision, including the introduction of all necessary bills.
[End of text forwarded by David Juliusson]
An April 25, 2016 CBC Metro Morning podcast is entitled: “Mapping Air Pollution.” The online text notes: “Matt Galloway spoke with Marianne Hatzopoulou. She’s an associate professor in transportation engineering at the University of Toronto, and developed an app that can show cyclists how to go from A to B in the city and encounter the least pollution.”
An April 25, 2016 Biking Toronto article is entitled: “Bloor bike lanes pilot heads to Toronto city council.”