NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org, Dan Egan email@example.com, Lukasz Pawlowski firstname.lastname@example.org along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee email@example.com and for good measure include firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, the Director of Toronto’s Transportation Services department, Stephen Buckley, thinks that a City Council decision is just a vague guideline for his department… and that he doesn’t have to have provide actual separation on Richmond and Adelaide’s new bikelanes.
If only we had a report from a transportation expert on what the preferred configuration of the streets could be. Oh wait…we DO! Bonus: it was put together and/or signed off on by a guy named Stephen Buckley. The SAME Stephen Buckley!
The preliminary preferred alignment for Richmond Street is a westbound cycle track on the right (north) side of the street. The right side curb lane would be converted to a cycle track separated from the adjacent traffic lane by a painted buffer and flexi-posts, as illustrated in Figure 1, below.
That sure looks like you were recommending actual separation, Stephen, with actual flexi-posts. Why don’t you go ahead and listen to yourself?