A map displayed above shows the new dedicated cycle tracks the city will begin installing this week.
Codi Wilson, CP24.com Published Monday, August 31, 2015 11:44AM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 31, 2015 11:49AM EDT
Starting this week, work to extend the dedicated cycle tracks on Richmond and Adelaide streets will begin in the city’s downtown core.
The bike lanes, which run westbound on Richmond Street and eastbound on Adelaide Street, will now extend all the way to Parliament Street.
The tracks currently only run from Bathurst Street to University Avenue.
Bike lanes will also be installed on both sides of Peter Street from King to Queen streets.
The bike lanes were initially installed in 2014 as part of a pilot project and according to the City’s website, public feedback indicated that the tracks were “highly supported” by cyclists as well as local businesses, drivers and pedestrians.
The city said it received “numerous” requests to extend the tracks eastward.
"The extension of these cycle tracks is an important step toward improving the connectivity and safety of cycling in Toronto," Coun. Jaye Robinson, chair of the City of Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, said in a news release issued Monday.
The track extension is expected to be complete by the end of September, weather permitting.