The City is looking at ways to improve the Kipling and Islington
interchanges with the Gardiner Expressway. It is important that the
study focus not only on vehicular movement, and that is why a cyclist
and pedestrian presence throughout the EA will be very important.
As the City gets the project EAs underway, they are hosting an open house on June 11. The dates are:
The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN) is working for safer
cycling, pedestrian and transit infrastructure at The South Kingsway
and Queensway Interchange (SKQI), a car-oriented area located in the
southwest corner of Ward 13.
A few weeks ago, the popular on-line forum Streetsblog
from New York City, posted this interesting piece looking at how the
Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Transportation in Paris have approached the
transportation woes facing their city. It's a good read, and provides
some useful insights for the City of Toronto and Metrolinx as they move
forward tackling the GTA's transportation challenges.
The New York City Department of Transportation released a
strategic plan on Monday that sets the agency's course for 2008 and
beyond. The document lays out a vision for improved mobility, safer
streets and reduced impact on global climate, all efforts that would
result in a world-class quality of life for city residents and
Following a large volume of communication from the cycling community to the City's consultation team working on the Jarvis Streetscape Improvement Environmental Assessment,
the City has responded. It appears that the City has taken a position
whereby pedestrian and cyclist needs cannot be fully met - a compromise
is needed. The following is an update from the City's public
consultation coordinator working on the project.