Action Alert: The Most Important Public Meetings of 2012!
As you know, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project is now underway. Planners are inviting the public to provide input into designs for a light rail transit line on Eglinton Avenue spanning 25 kilometres from Black Creek to Kennedy. This is the single largest infrastructure project in Canada and will transform the entire centre of Toronto. If we don’t act now, it will be a generation before we have another opportunity to make Eglinton a safe, complete street for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists of all ages and abilities.
The City already has cycling facilities (bike lanes) planned for the surface sections of the LRT on the east and west ends, but NOT the 10 km underground section from Black Creek to Brentcliffe. Now, the City will begin an Environmental Assessment study to redesign Eglinton Ave. over the underground section.
To kick off the project, the City is hosting three public meetings to identify principles and priorities for the project.
Thursday May 17, 7PM - 9PM
Location: Fairbank Memorial Community Centre (2213 Dufferin Street - see map).
Tuesday May 22, 7PM - 9PM
Location: "The Hub" community space (1527 Victoria Park Avenue, north-east of Eglinton - see map)
Thursday May 24, 7PM - 9PM
Location: Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd, north-west of Yonge & Eglinton - see map)
You can attend any of the three meetings. Please come out to ensure the needs of cyclists are reflected in the new Eglinton Ave. plans with safe, connected cycling infrastructure along its full length. Let’s ask for a complete street approach to Eglinton - including bike lanes, connections to on-road and off-road cycling routes, outdoor and in-station bicycle parking, clear signage, and cyclist-friendly intersections.
See here for the City's official notice about the meetings.