The Lake Shore Boulevard West Cycle Track won’t be constructed until 2017. Not surprising, as new bike infrastructure is rare at this time of year. Looks like the sewer rebuilding on that stretch took longer than expected, and that the Cycle Track will be constructed in conjunction with some TTC streetcar track work, according to the City of Toronto.
The construction of the Lake Shore Boulevard West Cycle Track has been deferred to 2017. The City originally planned to construct the Cycle Track following the 2015-2016 Toronto Water Lake Shore Sanitary Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation, however this project was not completed until the end of October.
Deferring the Cycle Track construction to 2017 was necessary in order to allow Toronto Water more time to complete its work. A deferral will also allow for coordination with the planned 2017 TTC track work along Lake Shore Boulevard West, avoiding the potential increased costs of building temporary streetcar platforms in 2016 and replacing them in 2017.