Thanks to everyone who worked hard and supported the push for the Centre City Cycle Track Network!
Here's what we know so far. We'll provide more details as they come in.
UPDATE: The existing lane on 10 Ave will remain in place at least until the cycle track on 12 Ave is operational. Administration will investigate the options and report back to Council (likely through Transportation and Transit Committee) in the coming months.
Today, April 28, Council approved a pilot of three cycle track routes in the Centre City:
- 5 St SW
- 8/9 Ave S
- 12 Ave S
With Council’s decision to exclude 1 St SE, and Administration’s commitment to lower the cost of the pilot, the resulting cost of the pilot network will be less than the $9.3 million originally quoted. An update on the cost will be provided to Council in late May/early June.
The Transportation Planning Department will now work on describing how they will monitor the pilot and define what success looks like, and prepare to report on this to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit in June.
The Department also needs to look at how to best connect 8Ave and 9Ave now that 1St SE is not included in the network connecting the two roads.
A detailed design is now required for the entire pilot network. Traffic signal work will begin in 2014 to prepare for the conversion of lanes. Lane conversion is slated to begin in the late spring of 2015.
Note: Stephen Avenue is still closed to bikes until the cycle track pilot network opens in summer 2015. You can be fined up to $300 if you ride your bike on Stephen Avenue before then.
(Thanks to GOOD Company for the celebratory logo!)