ActiveTO Weekend Schedule released for July, Lake Shore West closing distance has varied – Toronto

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The City of Toronto has released ActiveTO’s weekend schedule for the next five weekends in July, the most notable being the Lake Shore West route.

Lake Shore West (eastbound lanes only) will be open to cyclists and pedestrians every weekend except July 10 and 11 due to the Gardiner Highway closure for maintenance and repairs.

However, depending on the weekend, the closing distance will vary.

On some weekends, the Lake Shore West (eastbound) closure will follow its regular route between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road, and on others it will be shortened to start at Jameson Avenue to Stadium Road.

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“The Lake Shore Boulevard West ActiveTO route is more flexible than before, so it can be delivered most weekends in July while working to reduce impacts on the local community as well as on service. transit, “city officials said in a statement.

City officials have said adjusting the length of the route on certain weekends “will provide valuable information” that will shape the rest of the summer schedule. The City is seeking to balance the needs of local communities and to manage the impacts on traffic due to the closure.

Here are the road closures planned for ActiveTO in July:

Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes), between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road
  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue
  • The Meadoway in Scarborough (Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road)
  • Routes in High Park

Saturday July 10 and Sunday July 11 * Gardiner highway maintenance weekend

  • Routes in the fairgrounds
  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue
  • Bayview Avenue, between Front Street East and Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street, between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street
  • The Meadoway in Scarborough (Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road)
  • Routes in High Park

Saturday July 17 and Sunday July 18

  • Black Creek Drive (northbound lanes), Trethewey Drive to Lawrence Avenue (Saturday July 17 only)
  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes), between Jameson Avenue and Stadium Road *
  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue
  • Bayview Avenue, between Front Street East and Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street, between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street
  • The Meadoway in Scarborough (Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road)
  • Routes in High Park

Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue
  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes), between Jameson Avenue and Stadium Road *
  • Bayview Avenue, between Front Street East and Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street, between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street
  • The Meadoway in Scarborough (Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road)
  • Routes in High Park

Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes), between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road
  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue
  • The Meadoway in Scarborough (Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road)
  • Routes in High Park

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New routes have been added to ActiveTO, such as the Exhibition Place roads, part of Black Creek Drive and The Meadoway in Scarborough

For eastbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West, when closures were in place for two weekends in May, there were between 16,700 and 34,000 cyclists and 2,800 to 5,000 pedestrians on the road. Numbers were measured over a 15 hour period at Ontario Drive.

In contrast, traffic data showed that the Gardiner Freeway and the Queensway, which run parallel to and just north of Lake Shore Boulevard West, saw travel times up to two to three times longer than when they were were measured without ActiveTO shutdown.

The data also showed that when the ActiveTO closures were in place, more people used the Lake Shore West Road for walking or biking than when the closures were not in place – 15,000 to 24,200 cyclists / pedestrians on the road against 4,600 to 10,800 cyclists and 3,400 to 5,300 pedestrians on the trail.

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