Monday, November 27, 2017

Cycle Toronto Action Alert: Attend one of three public meetings for the Eglinton East LRT & boost cycling in Scarborough

Via email from Cycle Toronto, November 27, 2017:




November 27, 2017

Action Alert: Attend one of three public meetings for the Eglinton East LRT & boost cycling in Scarborough

Dear Michael,

The Eglinton East LRT, which will go from Kennedy Station to University of Toronto Scarborough via Eglinton Avenue, Kingston Road, and Morningside Avenue, is currently in the planning stages. Not only will it form a key part of Scarborough’s transit network, it can transform the area for people who ride bikes. The project currently includes painted bike lanes on all three streets, connecting people on bikes to the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and Centennial College, Eglinton and Guildwood GO stations, and priority neighbourhoods like Malvern.
Eglinton East LRT map
The City of Toronto will be hosting public meetings on November 29, November 30, and December 2 to present their latest plans. There are two main areas of concern:

1. the bike lanes currently proposed are only painted lanes, with no protection from high speed traffic; and
2. the complex intersections at Kingston-Eglinton and Lawrence-Kingston-Morningside aren’t properly designed for cyclists.

Questions to ask of staff include: Will Eglinton, Kingston, and Morningside feature properly protected bike lanes to ensure the safety of those riding bikes? Could there be opportunities to put in protected intersections or other intersection improvements?  How will cyclists access the LRT stations?
Action Alert: Attend one of the following meetings to show support for including cycling in the Eglinton East LRT project:
Wednesday, November 29  
(6:30 – 8:30 PM)                   
Malvern Community Centre      (30 Sewells Road)
Thursday, November 30
(6:30 – 8:30 PM)
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School (230 Morningside Avenue)
Saturday, December 2
(10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School (959 Midland Avenue)
If you live in the area and are interested in being a stakeholder for the project, including attending occasional meetings hosted by the City, please e-mail
I hope we can count on you.
Jared Kolb
Executive Director

Posted at Ward 30 Bikes by Michael Holloway, Ward 30 Bikes' Outreach Coordinator

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