Comment 91750

By jason (registered) | Posted September 05, 2013 at 12:56:38

fantastic images! We'd be getting this identical set-up from Vancouver: http://www.stalbertgazette.com/apps/pbcs...

Not to be totally nit-picky, but I'd like to see trees planted regularly in these planters since Cannon is so dull and grey. Eventually once this becomes a permanent project, we can plant trees in the portion of sidewalk closest to the curb. There is room for street trees on both sides of Cannon in it's entirety.

http://www.raisethehammer.org/article/16...

One final suggestion - this bike project should extend to Hess St instead of ending at Bay. This would do a couple of things:

  • Link up to Hess St school and Sir John A.

  • Connect to Hess which is a safe cycling route through downtown and north through Central Park.

  • Would keep cars in the 'through lanes' and thus cut down on the drastic number of crashes that occur when drivers suddenly realize that their lane is actually a turning lane onto Queen and try to veer over at the last second.

Eventually when the York lanes extend into the core, a bike box can be installed on Cannon at Hess and allow cyclists to shift to the north curb of York to continue. On the eastbound lanes of York a bike box can be added to allow cyclists to jump north to the eastbound Cannon lane if they choose. Hess already has a massive painted 'dead zone' on it's eastern curb between Cannon and York that would be perfect for a 2-way bike lane connecting these lanes.

Comment edited by jason on 2013-09-05 12:58:31

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