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Cyclists and the Dundas Streetcar Track Reconstruction

From the City of Toronto:

Councillor Fletcher‘s office has requested that the Toronto cyclist community be kept informed of upcoming construction work on Dundas Street. The Dundas streetcar tracks are being reconstructed from Broadview Avenue in the east to Howard Park in the west, including the DVP and Sorauren Bridges. For safety reasons, cyclists are encouraged to dismount and walk on the sidewalks within each of the construction zones.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to write (dundastracks@toronto.ca) or call 416-392-6900.
There’s a couple places on the City/TTC website that outline some of the construction schedules for you:

The 2nd PDF shows a couple stages of streetcar diversion – so it’s my favourite.

They re-did my streetcar line of choice (the 506 College) a couple years ago, and the streetcar diversions were making my commute to work so lengthy that I tried cycling… and the rest, as they say, is history. :)

  • Tanya

    Why? Why should cyclists dismount and walk, while motor vehicle traffic can proceed? The construction lanes are too narrow to share, so instead signage should encourage cyclists to use the full lane. (and by their presence, alert ignorant motorists of their right to do so)

  • Joe (BikingToronto)

    I agree Tanya – there’s a few days when the road is torn up and therefore hard to cycle on, but after they repave it’s beautiful for biking.