Open Streets (Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes)

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Introduction

This year, in an effort to assist with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City enhanced its four annual Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes to 10 routes in effect seven days a week, limiting motor vehicle traffic to one block on these routes between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes are referred to as Open Streets. City Council approved the use of Open Streets until September 7, 2020.

The City collected data and public input to help inform recommendations on the potential implementation of Open Streets in the future for Council’s consideration.

The City recognizes

Introduction

This year, in an effort to assist with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City enhanced its four annual Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes to 10 routes in effect seven days a week, limiting motor vehicle traffic to one block on these routes between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes are referred to as Open Streets. City Council approved the use of Open Streets until September 7, 2020.

The City collected data and public input to help inform recommendations on the potential implementation of Open Streets in the future for Council’s consideration.

The City recognizes that these routes were not experienced the same way by all users. We reached out to hear from residents that live along Open Streets, residents that live on adjacent streets, and those who use the routes to better understand their experience.


Background


2020 Open Streets:

  1. Lyndale Drive – Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street
  2. Scotia Street – Anderson Avenue (at St. Cross Street) to Armstrong Avenue
  3. Wellington Crescent – Academy Road (at Wellington Crescent) to Guelph Street
  4. Wolseley Avenue – Raglan Road to Maryland Street
  5. Churchill Drive – Hay Street to Jubilee Avenue
  6. Egerton Road – Bank Avenue to Morier Avenue
  7. Kildonan Drive – Helmsdale Avenue to Rossmere Crescent & Larchdale Crescent to Irving Place
  8. Kilkenny Drive – Burgess Avenue to Patricia Avenue and Kings Drive
  9. Rover Avenue - Hallet Street to Stephens Street
  10. Vialoux Drive – Alcrest Drive to Wexford Street – open as of July 31, 2020



  • November 2020 – Public Engagement results

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    04 Nov 2020

    November 2020 – Public Engagement results

    The public engagement summary is now available and provides an overview of the feedback collected for the project. Please visit the Document Library to view the public engagement summary. Findings of this report will be presented at a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on November 10, 2020 (External link). Public Works will consider the findings of this report when making recommendations to SPC-IRPW on the future of the Open Streets. To appear as a delegation, please contact the City Clerk’s office.

  • September 2020 - Thank you!

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    Thank you to everyone who has taken time to provide feedback. We heard from a wide range of citizens; receiving 5,375 online surveys. City Council approved the use of Open Streets until September 7, 2020, and directed the Public Service to engage the community regarding the potential future implementation of Open Streets and report back on the collected data and public input at the November 3, 2020 meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.


  • August 2020 – Have your say

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    17 Aug 2020


    The City recognizes that these routes are not experienced the same way by all users. We are interested in hearing from residents that live along Open Streets, residents that live on adjacent streets, and those who use the routes to better understand their experience.

    Complete the survey before September 7.