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Beach Bicycle trail closer to becoming parkland

I’m glad to see that the portion of the Martin-Goodman Trail between Coxwell and the DVP is on it’s way to getting official parkland status, as I bike it a lot:

The trail, which was built after the 1999 tear down of the Gardiner Expressway off-ramp, was built with all the characteristics of a park – with copious greenspace, a two-way paved bicycle trail and a winding walkway – but legally it remained a road. …

Ward 30 (Toronto-Danforth) Councillor Paula Fletcher, whose ward shares the western portion of the bike trail, said the change is overdue, and the best way to protect a contiguous pathway.

“With this there’s a level of protection for the right-of-way (for cyclists),” Fletcher said.

The path also crosses the southern-most portion of the Toronto Film Studios site, which is currently the subject of an Ontario Municipal Board battle between the city and SmartCentres.

The SmartCentres proposal would require a signalized intersection on Lake Shore Boulevard, with a drive crossing the bicycle path, in order to manage traffic.

More at InsideToronto.

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