Phase 6 construction


Public engagement

June 2014:

  • Two open houses and an online survey.
  • Public feedback received on overall corridor design (Clement to Raymer).


Ethel Street

  • North-South route connects with Sutherland and Cawston Active Transportation Corridors (ATC), with future connections to Casorso corridor between downtown and south Pandosy area.
  • Close to schools, parks, health care institutions, and businesses.
  • Quieter and a more preferable cycling route than four-lane Gordon Drive.
  • Avoids Richter Street power lines and narrow, congested Pandosy Street.

Planning for the future

  • 2030 Official Community Plan and 2020 Capital Plan anticipate many new ATCs over the next five to seven years, pending budget and Council approval.
  • Year over year is a 50 per cent increase for our busiest shared pathways and protected bike lanes.
  • Separate uses improves safety and experience for all, while also helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Cycle Track

What is it?

  • Protected bike lane with physical barrier between roadways and sidewalks.
  • One-way or two-way.
  • Level with the road or raised to sidewalk level.
  • Improves safety and predictability for all roadway users.


  • Motorists continue in their lane as normal and follow regular traffic rules.
  • Vehicle parking not permitted in bike lane.
  • People riding bikes use cycle track to provide separation from vehicles and pedestrians.


Phase 6 improvements will include:

  • Separated protected bike lanes on both sides of road;
  • Combination of existing & new sidewalk/curb & gutter;
  • New roadway, landscaping, and LED streetlights;
  • Watermain utility improvements;
  • Parking on west side of Ethel St., (Grenfell Ave. to Wardlaw Ave.)
  • New Posted Vehicle Speed 40km/h

Construction Impacts

  • Project Timeline: Anticipated ~ September 2020 – June 2021
  • Anticipated Work Hours 7am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Ethel Street closed between Rose and Raymer Avenues (local traffic only)
  • Pedestrian and sidewalk access will be maintained, with intermittent closures / detours
  • Cyclist to dismount and utilize sidewalks and/or follow vehicle detours
  • Intermittent water service interruption during watermain work
  • Driveway access restricted during watermain installation, concrete placement & curing, and paving operations
  • Driveways minimum width 4.0m - maximum width 6.0m
  • Emergency access will be maintained at all times
  • Waste Collection and mail delivery also maintained


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