A couple of pictures from the community meeting about potential reconfiguration of the intersection of Dundas St. W and Sterling Rd. to make it more pedestrian and bike friendly. Of course this was the site of a tragic death last year.
Here is the simple solution to be implemented fairly soon (subject to approval by City Council, since it involves a new traffic light on a TTC route). The signalized crossing for both bikes and pedestrians at the end of the railpath will make a big difference.
Looks great as long as they put a button where a cyclist can reach it (without dismounting) like they do in Vancouver.
Even more exciting is a proposal that extends to the intersection between College, Lansdowne and Dundas.
It involves a bike bridge across the railway, and a connection to a bi-directional bike lane on the north side of the roadway. This would be a separated bike lane. Note that the existing bike lane on the other side of the College St. is retained. A short section of existing roadway that intersects this short section of College would be closed off. This extended proposal is going out for feasibility studies in the fall.
If you live in Councillor Bailao’s ward and you are supportive, make sure to let her know, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org