Mixed news from Annette Street. As BikingToronto reported back on April 2nd, Annette Street between Jane and the railway tracks east of Keele street is getting resurfaced, and this stretch of Annette is scheduled to get bikelanes according to the Bikeplan.
Inside Toronto is reporting that the Councillor for the area, Gord Perks, has gotten very little opposition to the bikelane plan, atleast for the section between Keele and the raintracks:
Perks expects bicycle lanes on Annette Street between Keele Street and the Rail Corridor east of Dundas Street West to be finished by late summer.
“The sense I get is there’s an eagerness to get on with it in Ward 14,” Perks said.
Bicycle lanes are not a contentious issue in the area because they will not interfere with existing on-street parking. Only one public meeting was needed, according to the councillor. …
Toronto transportation staff will be submitting a report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting regarding bike lanes on May 7. People are invited to attend the meeting and make a deputation.
This section between Keele and the rail corridor has few businesses to lose “precious parking”, so that’s why there is no opposition. The section between Keele and Jane may have more of an uphill battle.