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July 26, 2016
Work starting soon on installation of Bloor Street cycle tracks
The City of Toronto will be installing cycle tracks (bike lanes) on Bloor Street from Shaw Street to Avenue Road as a pilot project to enhance cycling infrastructure and safety for all road users.

To accommodate this new cycling infrastructure, a number of changes will be made to Bloor Street in this area starting next week, including:
• Bloor Street from Shaw Street to Avenue Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Tuesday, August 2, weather permitting.
• All on-street parking in this area will be removed for the first few days of construction, starting August 1 at 6 p.m.
• New painted bike lanes, flexi-posts and signs will be installed.
• Signs will be installed to communicate changes to parking bylaws and loading areas.

Work to install the cycle tracks will take place 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday, and there is a possibility of some weekend work. As much as possible, noisy work will be limited to daytime hours. The installation work is expected to take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

For cyclists, Harbord Street will be an alternative route during the early part of construction.

These changes are part of the Bloor Street bike lanes pilot project that was approved by City Council in May. The pilot project evaluation will focus on the effectiveness of the cycle tracks, options for the design of the separation between the cycle tracks and traffic lanes, the impacts on parking and loading for area businesses, and the effect on traffic flow.

More information about this project is available at or at @TO_Cycling on Twitter.

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at

This work is part of the City's comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto's roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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