Athol Street Cycle Tracks

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Consultation has concluded

The City of Oshawa is proposing cycle tracks, also known as separated bike lanes, along Athol Street from Mary Street to Centre Street and we invite you to a Public Information Centre on to review and comment on different options being considered for implementation. Cycle tracks or separated bike lanes require more width than typical bike lanes. In order to maintain traffic flow and bus service, the design will result in the removal of on-street parking along the south side.

The City of Oshawa Engineering Services staff thanks everyone who provided their thoughts and suggestions. Your feedback was reviewed and is captured in a report to the Development Services Committee that will be presented to the Development Services Committee on Monday, June 19, 2017.

The City of Oshawa is proposing cycle tracks, also known as separated bike lanes, along Athol Street from Mary Street to Centre Street and we invite you to a Public Information Centre on to review and comment on different options being considered for implementation. Cycle tracks or separated bike lanes require more width than typical bike lanes. In order to maintain traffic flow and bus service, the design will result in the removal of on-street parking along the south side.

The City of Oshawa Engineering Services staff thanks everyone who provided their thoughts and suggestions. Your feedback was reviewed and is captured in a report to the Development Services Committee that will be presented to the Development Services Committee on Monday, June 19, 2017.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Have a question about the City of Oshawa Athol Street Cycle Tracks? Submit your inquiries here and our Engineering staff will provide a response.

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    Are the by-laws going to be amended to include e-bikes? There's a massive amount of them in Oshawa, and they will continue to be used as they are affordable. Will they be using these lanes? Or will they be restricted to non-motorized bicycles due to the higher and sometimes unregulated speed of e-bikes.

    Dr.House asked over 3 years ago

    The City’s by-laws already include e-bikes or power assisted bicycles.

    As per our by-laws, e-bikes are not allowed on sidewalks but, can be operated along trails.

    E-bikes are allowed to be operated in bike lanes as the same rules of the road that apply to bicycles also apply to e-bikes.

    For more information on e-bikes and where they can be operated, please visit our webpage.


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    How do we eliminate parking in bike lanes?

    over 3 years ago

    This is an enforcement issue and we will work with our Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing Services department on resolving this matter.

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    Do we have data on cyclists in the city?

    over 3 years ago

    Currently, the City does not collect data on cyclists. However, as part of this project, counters will be implemented to collect data on cyclists.

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    How are you replacing parking that is being removed? Are you adding additional parking elsewhere?

    over 3 years ago

    Additional parking is not envisioned to be added as part of this project. However, the project team have been in contact with Transportation and Parking Services to determine if additional parking is required.

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    Will there be designated bike parking?

    over 3 years ago

    As part of implementation of cycle tracks, bike parking will be considered.

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    What considerations are in place for the future growth and development of green transportation in downtown Oshawa?

    over 3 years ago

    The Council approved Active Transportation Master Plan provides the City with directions and recommendations on how to expand the active transportation network within the City. For more information, please refer to the Active Transportation Master Plan.

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    How many parking spaces are being eliminated?

    over 3 years ago

    22 parking spaces will be removed to accommodate the proposed design.

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    What is the width of the bike lanes?

    over 3 years ago

    The proposed width is 1.8 metres with at least 0.5 metre buffers.

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    How will cyclists connect to the existing trails?

    over 3 years ago

    Connections to the existing Michael Starr Trail and the Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path will be implemented either as an expansion of the scope of work for this project, if Council approves or it will be scheduled for implementation for a later year, subject to Council approval.

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    What type of road markings are you considering?

    over 3 years ago

    We would use standard pavement markings that have been used elsewhere in the city along with any that are recommended in the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18.