Plains Road Case Study

On July 7, 2014, TCAT released a research report titled Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of Active Transportation Policies with funding from Metrolinx. The research paper investigates the implementation of Ontario’s provincial and municipal policies that seek to build communities that encourage walking and cycling. One aspect of the research was compiling five case studies of Toronto area road projects that either incorporated, or failed to incorporate, active transportation facilities. This case study features Plains Road in Burlington, in which bicycle lanes were installed on a pilot basis as part of a Ministry of Transportation interchange on-ramp project. The inclusion of bicycle lanes under an overpass and alongside narrowed traffic lanes was previously untried in Ontario (MTO), making this project noteworthy, as was the level of collaboration between MTO and the municipality to negotiate lane widths.

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