Preliminary design details

The two-way protected bike lane will extend the Abbott Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) from Rose Avenue near the hospital to Boyce-Gyro Beach Park. Interim materials will be installed starting in 2022, pending budget approvals, and replaced in the future with permanent infrastructure.

Benefits

  • Provides separation between pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles.
  • Fits within the existing street space.
  • Provides a protected bicycling facility sooner than currently scheduled in the 10-Year Capital Plan.
  • Adds new crosswalks, sidewalks, stop signs and traffic calming at key locations.
  • Two-way vehicle traffic flow maintained.

Trade-offs

  • To accommodate the active transportation corridor and maintain two-way vehicle traffic, on-street parking in some areas will be changed or removed due to insufficient road width.

Preliminary design

Two-way protected bike lanes, with a multi-use path in some sections that have space constraints, are proposed for the west side of Abbot Street between Rose Avenue and Boyce-Gyro Beach Park.

The type of barrier used between the bike lanes/pathway and the vehicle lane will be informed by public input.

Preliminary design by section

Having trouble viewing the below images? A PDF version of the Preliminary Design information is available under the 'Documents' section of the main project page.


Rose Avenue to Christleton Avenue

Proposed design:

  • New protected multi-use path on the west side of Abbott Street
  • New crosswalks
  • New sidewalks

Christleton Avenue to Wardlaw Avenue

Proposed design:

  • New two-way protected bike lane on the west side of Abbott Street

Wardlaw Avenue to West Avenue

Proposed design:

  • New two-way protected bike lane on the west side of Abbott STreet
  • New crosswalk at Wardlaw Avenue
  • Angle parking converted to parallel parking at Kinsmen Park

West Avenue to Cedar Avenue

Proposed design:

  • New two-way protected bike lane on the west side of Abbott Street

Cedar Avenue to Walnut Street

Proposed design:

  • New two-way protected bike lane on the west side of Meikle Avenue
  • New 4-way stop at Walnut Street
  • New stop sign at Meikle Avenue
  • New crosswalk on Meikle Avenue at Walnut Street
  • New traffic calming curbs

Walnut Street & Watt Road

Proposed design:

  • New two-way protected bike lane on the west side of Walnut Street and Watt Road
  • Three new stop signs at Walnut Street and Watt Road
  • New sidewalk in one section


Having trouble viewing these images? A PDF version of the Preliminary Design information is available under the 'Documents' section of the main project page

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