Lower Donlands Public Forum - July 23

From the Waterfront Toronto public notice:

"Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto and the Toronto
Transit Commission are developing a plan to revitalize the Lower Don
Lands and create a vibrant, mixed use, sustainable community that
embraces and respects a newly naturalized and flood-protected mouth of
the Don River.

South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange Update: Community Council favours status quo

Yesterday at Etobicoke York Community Council,
the culmination of more than a year's worth of community organizing was
put to the test. Community Council had before it a report from staff
recommending a slightly modified configuration to this extremely
dangerous and unpleasant interchange in South Etobicoke. Members of the

Bloor Street Transformation Information Night - Tonight, July 8

For those following the plans to redesign the stretch of Bloor Street
between Church Street and Avenue Road, there is an information meeting
tonight. However, it's not clear if this is a public event. But for a
project taking place on public streets, it probably should be. If you
do try and go, make sure to ask why there are no bike lanes planned for
this renewed grand avenue.

Date: Tuesday, July 8

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Reminder: South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange Community Council Meeting - July 7

As mentioned in last week's TCAT News e-Bulletin, there is an important Community Council meeting coming up next Monday. The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN) is working hard to get as many pedestrians and cyclists - especially those living in Ward 13 - out to speak in favour of a redesign for this dangerous intersection to more safely accommodate active transportation.

Roncesvalles Avenue Streetscape Improvements - Open House July 3

Talk around an improved streetscape for Roncesvalles has been underway
for quite some time. Some of the elements included in the preliminary
designs have triggered the Environmental Assessment Process. This means
more opportunity for residents to become involved in the planning
process and to provide input on how the street will be redesigned.

The first public open house for the EA will take place next Wednesday.

Date: Wednesday, July 8

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

New Bike Lanes Approved at Committee: Stanley, Royal York, Simcoe and Birchmount

At last Friday's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting, members approved a City report to install four more bike lanes in 2008. Those lanes are:

Martin Goodman Trail Redesign at Ontario Place - Open House June 26

From the June edition of Cyclometer:

The transformation of the Martin Goodman Trail at Ontario
Place will consist of extending the trail from Marilyn Bell Park to the
existing trail within Coronation Park at Strachan Avenue.

South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange update - Report goes to Community Council July 7

It's been a while since TCAT News last reported on the debate around a redesign for the South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange in Ward 13. The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN)
has been busy organizing residents interested in designing and building
an interchange that improves safety and accessibility for pedestrians,
cyclists and transit users.

Sheppard East LRT Environmental Assessment - Open Houses June 3 and 4

As reported recently in TCAT News,
the TTC and the City are well underway with the EA for the Sheppard
East LRT route - part of the Transit City network - and current designs
do include a bike lane. It's important that those supportive of bike-
and pedestrian-friendly streets express these priorities to project
staff.

There are two upcoming open houses to present preliminary plans and design options for this project.

Don Mills LRT Environmental Assessment - Open Houses June 10, 17 and 18

The Don Mills LRT EA is also underway, and three open houses are scheduled.

From the City's web site:

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
are carrying out an Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify a
light rail transit route in the Don Mills Road corridor extending from
Steeles Avenue to the Bloor-Danforth subway, with options for providing
continuous service to downtown. The Don Mills EA study is part of the
Toronto’s Transit City plan.