|   Cycling   |   9 Comments

Council considers widening New St for raised bike lanes for $2m

City Council has asked staff to come back with additional details on costs, and voted 5-2 to refer any decision on bike lanes on New Street to the 2015 capital budget discussions. New Street is scheduled to be resurfaced in 2015, for a cost of $825,000. Staff had recommended using this opportunity to add a painted bike lane on the north side (heading West) and sharrows on the south side, while maintaining two full travel lanes and a full centre turn lane of 3.1m each. Adding the bike lane and sharrows would not have added to the project cost. Driving lanes of...

Read More
19 June
  |   Cycling   |   No comment

Staff recommend one bike lane on New, two lanes of traffic, one full centre turn lane; June 16

May 28, 2014 Dear Resident: Re: Cycling Facilities on New Street between Martha Street and Guelph Line Please be advised that the Transportation Services Department has prepared a report recommending the reconfiguration of New Street between Martha Street and Guelph Line to include two through vehicle lanes, a centre two way left turn lane with enhanced sharrows and an on-road bike lane as per Option 3 in report TS-08-14. [gallery include="4255,4255"] [gallery include="4255,4255"] This report will be considered by the Development and Infrastructure Committee at its meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The staff report will be available on the...

Read More
28 May
  |   Cycling   |   41 Comments

Bike path proposed on one side of New St

[caption id="attachment_4037" align="alignright" width="218"] Staff preferred option for bike lane one side of New, sharrows other side.[/caption] Thanks to the 40-some residents who attended the recent public meeting to hear transportation staff's proposal for bike lanes on New Street. The street is being resurfaced in 2015 so it is an opportunity to explore painted bike lanes or possible widening to accommodate lanes. At the first public meeting last year, staff presented 6 options, from do nothing up to widening the road to add full bike lanes on both sides. Based on further analysis of the options and costs, and in consideration of...

Read More
02 April