Cycle Toronto, an advocacy group for safer bike lanes in the city, is petitioning for bike lanes on the Eglinton Avenue streets. The city is recommending full, separated bike lanes for the entire length of Eglinton; the group petitioning for protected lanes along the busy strip, clear visible signage and safer crossing for cyclists and pedestrians. A meeting has been scheduled with the city on April 9 to discuss new recommendations for the Eglinton Avenue streetscape including a continuous raised bicycle lane (at sidewalk level) in each direction, wider sidewalks and additional public green space. The area is currently being redevelopment (and a complete traffic nightmare) to make way for the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. The Crosstown's billion dollar project is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. The LRT is expected to be completed in 2020.
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