Bloor Street Bike lanes – Pilot Project Feedback Survey
If we are committed to alleviating congestion and building a more active and liveable City, we must invest in cycling infrastructure. We work hard to update and advocate for investments in our transit and pedestrian infrastructure. As more and more people choose active modes of transportation, including cycling, we must invest to ensure residents can access these modes safely.
Earlier this fall, we moved forward in doing just that with the installation of the Bloor Street bike lane pilot project. This is an opportunity for a new way of doing planning in our City – to implement a project, study it and collect real data to make sure we get it right. The project is being reviewed and analyzed for impacts on cyclists, but also on traffic, other road users, local business and the local neighbourhood. This work includes video traffic counts along Bloor Street, but also on adjacent major streets like Dupont and Harbord, and neighbourhood streets, to analyze the impact on surrounding conditions.
The City of Toronto has now launched a survey to collect public feedback on the project. As this is a pilot project, we are able to make adjustments where needed – public feedback is a critical part of this process. The City has already been working closely with many stakeholders to respond to questions and suggestions, and work together to build a project that works. We are implementing a number of initiatives to analyze conditions in the area, including monitoring of intersections and certain safety concerns, improving signage, ensuring accessibility and reviewing signal timing and dedicated turn-lanes, as a result of conversations with community members since the project's installation.
There are also a number of other updates that the City has compiled that the community can expect in the coming days. A project update and survey notification is being delivered to all residents and business along the corridor. A handout for customers of local business with helpful information and updates will be available at all businesses along the street. And, the feedback survey is now live to collect feedback from all road users and stakeholders.
Take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us know what you think of the project!