Received this email notification a few days ago...
Do you live in the downtown west-end in the area bounded by Bloor and the Gardiner, from Keele to Bathurst? Do your ride a bicycle? If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!
In partnership with the Toronto Cyclists Union, the City of Toronto is seeking your ideas on bikeway projects for west-end Toronto. We are looking for quick fixes that can be built in 2009-2010, so please keep in mind potential hurdles associated with your suggestions.
The west-end challenge:
Currently, there is a ?black hole? in the bikeway network in the downtown west-side. Street car tracks on east-west arteries, disjointed local streets, and railway corridors all pose challenges to accommodating bikeways.
We want your help to identify potential bikeways to be designed and implemented in 2009 and 2010. We?re not just talking bike lanes ? we?re looking for new ideas that respond to the specific challenges in the west-end.
Submit your west-end bikeway suggestions:
Text or visual submissions are welcome. Draw over a google map, the bike map, or whatever other material you like and send it in to us. You can also download a map of the study area, or pick up a hard copy at selected locations (see below for details). Or write your suggestions down in 300 words or less. Your brevity ensures submissions can be processed in a timely manner.
Send your submissions by email, fax or mail to:
Please specify ?West-end Bikeways? in the subject line for emails and faxes.
Mail: Attn: West-end Bikeways
850 Coxwell Ave. 1st Floor
Toronto ON, M4C 5RI
All submissions must be received by Wednesday November 5th, 2008
for more information and to download:
?Study Area Map
?Call for Submissions
?And to view the list of locations where you can pick up a hard copy of the study area map and call for submissions.
Thank-you in advance for your participation. All submissions will be reviewed by City of Toronto Transportation Services and the Toronto Cyclists Union in cooperation with the west-end community. Selected bikeway projects will be announced in Winter 2009.