Monday, April 20, 2015

W30B Jane's Walk: Connecting Riverdale to the Lake - A Quick Start Proposal


Join Us! Sunday, May 3rd at 10:00 am - Leslie Grove Park (corner of Queen and Jones).

Ward 30 Bikes members Michael Holloway and Don Merriam will lead a walking description and discussion of Ryerson University, School of Urban & Regional Planning, Advanced Planning Studio Fall 2014 Class Report, "Connecting Greater Riverdale to the Lake".

In the report the 4th year Ryerson Planning students identified Leslie Street as a possible Quick Start option - and the only viable connection point from the neighbourhood across Lake Shore Boulevard and the Port Lands to the Waterfront.

Image: Ward 30 Bikes' 2015 Jane's Walk page:

Click: W30B Jane's Walk: Connecting Riverdale to the Lake - A Quick Start Proposal |
http://janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/connecting-riverdale-lake-quick-start-proposal/

(See a write up about a public presentation we held at SRCHC in February of this year: Metro - February 8, 2015 | Toronto cycling group pushing for Riverdale bike lanes | http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1282831/toronto-cycling-group-pushing-for-riverdale-bike-lanes/)

See the full report here in an "Issuu" interface: http://issuu.com/brandonquigley/docs/connecting_greater_riverdale_to_the

Or - Download the .pdf from Ward 30 Bikes' DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7yoqahyi6a0gp8o/AADWakb53z-oDstfIpyEuA53a?dl=0

This Jane's Walk will travel the southern portion of the Quick Start route that the Student team chose.

The walk will begin at Queen St E and Jones Avenue - the point at which the Jones Ave Bike Lanes ends - and then we'll take Rushbrooke down to Eastern Avenue. At this point the route includes a proposed Pedestrian/Cyclist refuge island at the bottom of Rushbrooke between the westerly and the easterly traffic lanes on Eastern Ave - and green painted crossing points connecting it from Rushbrooke to Mosley.

From Mosley down to the south side of the Plaza intersection 'Super Sharrows' is visioned. South of the Plaza Intersection the proposal visions narrowing the existing traffic lanes and turn lanes, and installing 1.5m wide Bike Lane - northbound and southbound.

It's complicated. But it appears to be the best solution so far that doesn't remove traffic lanes or parking.

The walk should take about 1 hour.



W30B Jane's Walk: Connecting Riverdale to the Lake - A Quick Start Proposal |
http://janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/connecting-riverdale-lake-quick-start-proposal/



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