Travelling

ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES

• Implementation of the Crosstown provides the opportunity to reconfigure the surface design of Eglinton Avenue along the underground portion of the Crosstown, between Black Creek Drive and Brentcliffe Road, beginning with the station areas.
• The removal of most surface bus service on this portion of Eglinton Avenue presents an opportunity to rebalance the space allocated to different modes of transportation along Eglinton Avenue and achieve a mobility mix that accommodates all users – pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and motorists.

A potential future Eglinton streetscape where the Light Rail Transit (LRT) is underground. Notice the balancing of transportation modes. This is a sneak peak at the beginnings of Volume 2.

A potential future Eglinton streetscape where the Light Rail Transit (LRT) is underground. Notice the balancing of transportation modes. This is a sneak peek at the beginnings of Volume 2. Click to enlarge

• A key opportunity is to provide a continuous dedicated facility for safe cycling, with connections to the City’s cycling network.
• The width of sidewalks and pedestrian amenities need to be improved in order to support a vibrant and walkable street life and allow for high quality pedestrian access to the Crosstown stations.
• The vehicular capacity of high traffic areas need to be considered, such as in the vicinity of Allen Road and Don Valley Parkway.
• Access for service and delivery for uses fronting along Eglinton needs to be provided, ideally from intersecting streets and/or rear laneways.
• Appropriate levels of parking (both on- and off-street) need to be maintained to provide access to businesses.

Read on and discover the Vision for Eglinton, which was developed with feedback from public consultations.

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