Lansdowne Ave. Bike Lanes Consultation

The following notice comes from the City of Toronto, regarding the installation of bicycle lanes on Lansdowne Ave. between Bloor St. and Davenport Rd. (map). These bike lanes would connect to other local cycling facilities in the area (Sharrows on Lansdowne south of Bloor, Dupont bike lanes, Davenport bike lanes) to help complete the network. Read below and see attached flyer for meeting details.

Lansdowne Ave Public Consultation

The public is invited to attend an open house to learn more about design options for bike lanes on Lansdowne Avenue from Bloor Street to Davenport Street. These bike lanes will be part of Toronto's Bikeway Network.

Thursday March 25, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace Emerson Community Centre
1260 Dufferin - Ambrico Room

Open House flyer (PDF)

In 2001, Toronto City Council adopted the Toronto Bike Plan. This Plan calls for the creation of a comprehensive Bikeway Network throughout the city, and includes the introduction of bike lanes on Lansdowne Avenue from Bloor to Davenport.

These bike lanes would connect the existing bike lanes on Dupont to Bloor St. Cyclists may use sharrows south of Bloor when using Lansdowne as a North South cycling corridor.

Contact for more information:

David Dunn
Cycling Infrastructure and Programs
Transportation Services
City of Toronto
100 Queen Street West
22nd floor, East Tower, City Hall
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Update, 2010-04-12: The draft design that was presented at this meeting is now posted (603K PDF file).

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I drive and bike and support full bike lanes

The concept of sharrows is a failure in my mind. Drivers don't pay any attention and really they are just wishful thinking. I think narrowing of Lansdowne was a good idea as it has made the street far more beautiful but I wish they would have found a way to have real bike lanes. In terms of north of Bloor I drive and ride a bike and I support full bike lanes so that we can take ownership of our community and people can ride in safety. The number of riders in our area has probably increased 500% since I moved here 10 years ago and it amazes me how it continues to grow. Healthy communities have a mix of safe transit options.

Traffic Light Alignment

I agree that cyclists should be able to ride in safety; Lansdowne indeed gets outright unsafe at time north of Bloor.

That being said, there simply *must* be integration with traffic lights and changing their patterns. The bike lanes added to Dupont make it an absolute nightmare for anyone who needs to drive. The traffic jams are frankly senseless.

Adding bike lanes to arteries needs to involve more than spraypaint.