Active Transportation Implementation Plan – Interim Report to Council
Distribution Date: October 16, 2020
The purpose of this report is to outline the progress and successes of the on-road Active Transportation Network, and provide some cost estimation for the 2021 budget, and future budgets. The report will outline the progress to date and the future plans. Also, the report will note some of the issues encountered and mitigation measures used to address these issues.
Get the full report here: https://www.newmarket.ca/TownGovernment/Documents/INFO-2020-34.pdf
Here are some excerpts:
- To date, the roadway bike lanes planned for 2019 and 2020 are largely completed.
- ATIP planned routes for 2021 through 2023 are outlined, emphasizing connectivity provided in each case.
- Lorne Avenue, Clearmeadow Boulevard and William Roe Boulevard on-road bike routes are planned for construction in 2021.
- The Lorne Avenue bike lanes (Davis Drive to Eagle Street) are planned to be implemented in conjunction with a road reconstruction project.
- The Clearmeadow Boulevard and William Roe Boulevard routes provide a long eastwest network link.
- Both routes provide excellent connections and the design of these routes will have to consider impacts at the schools and on-street parking.
- 2022 ATIP routes are planned to be implemented primarily on Ward 1 roads – Stonehaven Avenue, Kingsmere Avenue, Nellie Little Crescent, and Fernbank Road.
- 2023 ATIP routes are planned to be implemented primarily on Ward 3 roads – Huron Heights Drive, Waratah Avenue, Leslie Valley Drive, and Ringwell Drive.
- The proposed Mulock Multi-Use Path (MUP) is outlined. A Request For Proposals has been tendered for a Feasibility Study.
- There is a section on Lesson Learned:
- On-Street parking
- The numbers – increased cycle use when cycle routes are in place; and the reduction in average vehicle speed.