Maple Avenue - Cycling Facility Design Feasibility Assessment

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Based on public engagement, Maple Avenue has been identified as a preferred location for active transportation improvements following the adoption of our on-going Active Transportation Master Plan development. The project team are currently developing a preliminary design for a cycling facility along Maple Avenue between Trafalgar Road and River Drive.

Maple Avenue is a significant east-west corridor within Georgetown. It is classified as a minor arterial road between Trafalgar Road and Mountainview Road, and a local road between Mountainview Road and River Drive.

The study will review best practices for cycling facilities implementation, identify and evaluate design alternatives on the potential impacts to the surrounding environments and select the most preferred design alternative.

The project aims at:

  1. Identifying a continuous and connected separated active transportation facility between Trafalgar Road and River Drive.
  2. Maintaining existing trees and retaining walls and fences along the corridor.
  3. Undertaking the relocation of utility poles if necessary.
  4. Considering existing property boundaries as part of this project and working within the physical constraints.
  5. Achieving implementation using a phased approach to align with previously identified construction projects being undertaken by the Town.

Virtual Open House #1 | June 11 - 30, 2020 | Completed

The Town thanks all community members who participated in the Maple Avenue Cycling Facility Design Feasibility Assessment public consultation. We have heard your concerns and want you to feel assured that all efforts will be made to consider all comments, concerns and suggestions. Receiving public input and feedback on this concept plan as you have provided is just what the Study Team needs to prepare the best possible design concept.

Based on public engagement, Maple Avenue has been identified as a preferred location for active transportation improvements following the adoption of our on-going Active Transportation Master Plan development. The project team are currently developing a preliminary design for a cycling facility along Maple Avenue between Trafalgar Road and River Drive.

Maple Avenue is a significant east-west corridor within Georgetown. It is classified as a minor arterial road between Trafalgar Road and Mountainview Road, and a local road between Mountainview Road and River Drive.

The study will review best practices for cycling facilities implementation, identify and evaluate design alternatives on the potential impacts to the surrounding environments and select the most preferred design alternative.

The project aims at:

  1. Identifying a continuous and connected separated active transportation facility between Trafalgar Road and River Drive.
  2. Maintaining existing trees and retaining walls and fences along the corridor.
  3. Undertaking the relocation of utility poles if necessary.
  4. Considering existing property boundaries as part of this project and working within the physical constraints.
  5. Achieving implementation using a phased approach to align with previously identified construction projects being undertaken by the Town.

Virtual Open House #1 | June 11 - 30, 2020 | Completed

The Town thanks all community members who participated in the Maple Avenue Cycling Facility Design Feasibility Assessment public consultation. We have heard your concerns and want you to feel assured that all efforts will be made to consider all comments, concerns and suggestions. Receiving public input and feedback on this concept plan as you have provided is just what the Study Team needs to prepare the best possible design concept.

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What is the point in putting in anything for cyclists if there is no enforcement to keep them off the roads? Even in areas where a cycling lane exists, cyclists continue ride in car lanes. They feel the cycling path is not good enough for them. There must be posted and enforced cycling rules to keep them using what is provided. What happens when they decide to ride in groups or side by side?This is a waste of money if they decide as usual to ride on the regular road.

Jleamen 4 months ago
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From River to Guelph St, there is already congestion when a fire truck or ambulance come out of the station. And now we want to add more vehicles to the roadway (yes, bikes are vehicles in my mind!)How is going to be accommodated? Those of us who live near the station appreciate the emergency vehicles going lights only until they hit Mountainview, unless absolutely needed. I can only imagine they will need to go all sirens with bikes now having their own lane.

Jen Charter 4 months ago
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Why this location? I never see anyone even walking there and it goes to nowhere. Trafalgar?

David 4 months ago
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Why this location? I never see anyone even walking there and it goes to nowhere. Trafalgar?

David 4 months ago
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maybe i misunderstand, but it seems most of this is on the south side, except the boulevard 2 way path section which is on the north side. if so, seems like a bad idea to me to force cyclists to cross to other side of this busy road. also, at least 2 large hills on this route. will make it more of a magnet for electric bikes and scooters (perhaps incautious use of them), not perhaps so much human pedal power bikes. signage should reflect maximum speeds for ebikes, etc.

ld mack 4 months ago
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I wonder if the section between Trafalgar and Main can have the centre-raised medians removed. When I cycle along this section, cars are unable to pass me because they want to provide separation. As a result, they "tailgate" me (waiting for a passing opportunity) as I have to navigate the sewer drain covers on the side of the road. Cyclists really struggle with cars following so close behind.Removing the flower beds will allow cars to safely pass cyclists

redleaf 4 months ago
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Looks great. Only comment I have is why the transition up and then back down at the intersection at Charles street? I see a problem here when cyclists all of a sudden go up on a path and then back down because the car drivers may think we need to now stop when in fact we don't as a cyclist.

Tandem2 4 months ago
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Great idea, except for between Mountainview and River Dr. Looks dangerous with the hill and shared traffic. Is the sidewalk an option? I don't think it is much used.

DLRX 4 months ago
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I am frightened to see this project on Maple Av, between Mountainview and River Dr. It's a local road only by definition. Lot of cars taking shortcut here, high density of traffic incl. weekends. Heavy trucks (53' trailers, concrete mixers etc.) happily ignoring signs banning them from using this road. Plus an on-street summer parking zone, barely leaving space for 2 cars to pass by.Tarmac is in a terrible condition, could you at least have a new one put on? Please reconsider, thank you

Marcin 4 months ago
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I live on Maple Ave, close to the Fire Station and I consider this "corridor" as one of the most dangerous street in Georgetown. It's extremely busy not only during a rush hours. Cars are parked along the street and it's difficult for drivers to pass parked cars with an upcoming traffic from the opposite side. I think there is lots to do before you can think about a safe cycling infrastructure. Firstly current traffic should be resolved, considering there is a regional daycare on Maple Ave...

Angie 5 months ago
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A safe cycling route to the GO station from all parts of town is needed and Maple could be a component of that. I wouldn't consider Maple a safe cycling route in its current form, so it is encouraging to see that improvements are being considered.

mattbg 7 months ago
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I think the best, most economical and most flexible and user friendly way for the town to assist residents who need help with transportation (eg: seniors) is to provide a reasonable subsidy so they can use Uber or taxis when they need them.

CanadaCanoe 7 months ago
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