The City of Toronto has planned road reconstruction on Shuter Street from Sherbourne Street to River Street in 2020. As part of this project, the City is proposing to make changes to the configuration of the roadway on Shuter Street between Bond Street and River Street to enhance safety for people walking, cycling and driving. These changes include upgrading the existing bicycle lanes to cycle tracks – bike lanes that are physically separated from moving vehicle traffic.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the City hosted a Public Drop-In Event to present information about the proposed project and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions, speak with City staff and provide feedback on the proposed design.
Source: City of Toronto Web Site
The installation of cycle tracks on Shuter Street from River Street to Bond Street has been approved by City Council
March 11, 2020, the City’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) recommended that City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks on Shuter Street from River St. to Bond St. (agenda item IE 12.8): http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.IE12.8
City Council met on April 30, 2020 they adopted the recommendation from the IEC. City Council also directed Transportation Services to consider improved designs for the pre-cast concrete islands along Shuter Street, including the installation of planters and landscaping.
During consultation, two design options for parking on Shuter Street were presented for consideration. Although a larger number of respondents supported design Option B, Transportation Services ultimately recommended design Option A because it retains more on-street parking on Shuter St. and optimizes the design of the cycle track at intersections.
Cabbagetown South Resident’s Association has been informed by Councillor’s Wong-Tam’s office that the community would have input on the final design for the separation of the bike lanes.
Major road work to bring the road and sidewalk into a state of good repair between Sherbourne Street and River Street is part of this project
Transportation Services recommended design Option A because it retains more on-street parking on Shuter St. and optimizes the design of the cycle track at intersections.