Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes

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2021 Information

The City is collecting email addresses of those who live along the new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes to assist us in any future feedback collection. If you are willing to be contacted, please fill in the form located at the top right corner (under the heading “Stay informed”).

On April 29, 2021, City Council approved for 13 new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes and expanded operating hours for both the new streets and the City’s four existing Sunday/holiday bike routes.

These routes are collectively being called the 2021 Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program.

City crews will begin implementing the program on

2021 Information

The City is collecting email addresses of those who live along the new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes to assist us in any future feedback collection. If you are willing to be contacted, please fill in the form located at the top right corner (under the heading “Stay informed”).

On April 29, 2021, City Council approved for 13 new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes and expanded operating hours for both the new streets and the City’s four existing Sunday/holiday bike routes.

These routes are collectively being called the 2021 Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program.

City crews will begin implementing the program on Monday, May 3, 2021 and will open one route at a time as quickly as possible. We anticipate all routes will be open by mid-May (with the exception of Youville Street which will be delayed by reconstruction on Des Meurons Street).

The list below will be updated as routes open.

  • Lyndale Drive – Cromwell St to Gauvin St - not yet operational
  • Wellington Cres – Academy Rd to Guelph St - not yet operational
  • Wolseley Ave – Raglan Rd to Maryland St - not yet operational
  • Churchill Drive between Hay Street and Jubilee Avenue - not yet operational
  • Egerton Road between Bank Avenue and Morier Avenue - not yet operational
  • Kildonan Drive between Helmsdale Avenue and Irving Place - not yet operational
  • Kilkenny Drive between Burgess Avenue and Kings Drive / Kings Drive between Kilkenny Drive and Patricia Avenue - not yet operational
  • Alexander Avenue – Arlington Street to Princess Street - not yet operational
  • Ravelston Avenue – Wayoata to Brewster Street - not yet operational
  • Linwood Street – Portage Avenue to Silver Avenue - not yet operational
  • Harbison Avenue West – Henderson Highway to eastern terminus - not yet operational
  • Rose Lake Court surrounding Rose Lake Green - not yet operational
  • Youville Street – Eugenie Street to Haig Avenue (after the reconstruction of Des Meurons Street expected to be completed by Fall 2021 ) - not yet operational
  • Rover Avenue between Hallet Street and Stephens Street - not yet operational
  • Scotia Street – Armstrong Ave to Anderson Ave - not yet operational
  • Assiniboine Avenue – Parkside Drive to Ferry Road - not yet operational
  • Wellington Avenue – Maryland Street to Strathcona Street - not yet operational

A few notes on the 2021 program:

  • Once the routes are operational, motor vehicle traffic on the streets will be limited to one block (with the exception of Lyndale Drive between Lawndale Avenue and Highfield Street, where residents of the bays are allowed to use the route to access their properties).
  • These routes are to be used solely by cyclists. In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, pedestrians are not permitted on the roadway when a reasonably passable sidewalk is present.
  • Routes are not “open” to cyclists until the City has installed proper signage and barricades. Until these are in place, cyclists and motorists should continue to share the road under normal operational conditions.

2020 Information

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



  • April 2021 - Update

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    On April 29, 2021, City Council approved for 13 new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes and expanded operating hours for both the new streets and the City’s four existing Sunday/holiday bike routes.

    These routes are collectively being called the 2021 Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program.

    City crews will begin implementing the program on Monday, May 3, 2021 and will open one route at a time as quickly as possible. We anticipate all routes will be open by mid-May (with the exception of Youville Street which will be delayed by reconstruction on Des Meurons Street).

    The list below will be updated as routes open.

    • Lyndale Drive – Cromwell St to Gauvin St - not yet operational
    • Wellington Cres – Academy Rd to Guelph St - not yet operational
    • Wolseley Ave – Raglan Rd to Maryland St - not yet operational
    • Churchill Drive between Hay Street and Jubilee Avenue - not yet operational
    • Egerton Road between Bank Avenue and Morier Avenue - not yet operational
    • Kildonan Drive between Helmsdale Avenue and Irving Place - not yet operational
    • Kilkenny Drive between Burgess Avenue and Kings Drive / Kings Drive between Kilkenny Drive and Patricia Avenue - not yet operational
    • Alexander Avenue – Arlington Street to Princess Street - not yet operational
    • Ravelston Avenue – Wayoata to Brewster Street - not yet operational
    • Linwood Street – Portage Avenue to Silver Avenue - not yet operational
    • Harbison Avenue West – Henderson Highway to eastern terminus - not yet operational
    • Rose Lake Court surrounding Rose Lake Green - not yet operational
    • Youville Street – Eugenie Street to Haig Avenue (after the reconstruction of Des Meurons Street expected to be completed by Fall 2021 ) - not yet operational
    • Rover Avenue between Hallet Street and Stephens Street - not yet operational
    • Scotia Street – Armstrong Ave to Anderson Ave - not yet operational
    • Assiniboine Avenue – Parkside Drive to Ferry Road - not yet operational
    • Wellington Avenue – Maryland Street to Strathcona Street - not yet operational


    A few notes on the 2021 program:

    • Once the routes are operational, motor vehicle traffic on the streets will be limited to one block (with the exception of Lyndale Drive between Lawndale Avenue and Highfield Street, where residents of the bays are allowed to use the route to access their properties).
    • These routes are to be used solely by cyclists. In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, pedestrians are not permitted on the roadway when a reasonably passable sidewalk is present.
    • Routes are not "open" to cyclists until the City has installed proper signage and barricades. Until these are in place, cyclists and motorists should continue to share the road under normal operational conditions.
  • April 2021 – Recommendations

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    In November 2020, Public Works presented the initial findings from the public feedback program, as well as some key lessons learned. The report was approved. A second report on recommendations for the future of the Open Streets concept will be considered by Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works this coming Friday, April 16, 2021. The meeting agenda is now available online. To appear as a delegation, please contact the City Clerk’s office.



  • November 2020 – Public Engagement results

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    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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    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.