what? and wow!
the basics being thought about by the city…
The removal of one travel lane in each direction, to provide one 4.3 metre traffic lane and a 2.0 metre parking lay-by on both sides of Roncesvalles Avenue;
The provision of transit platforms as an extension of the sidewalk to allow level boarding to new TTC transit vehicles; and
The widening of the boulevard in certain areas to increase public space and reduce crossing distances.
…..estimated cost of the road modifications required to narrow Roncesvalles Avenue is
ISSUE BACKGROUND city info
The Roncesvalles Village Streetscape Strategy was completed in 2003 for the Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area (BIA), identifying a planning approach to improve the way the street looks (revitalization), give the street a sense of identity and build on its function as a local amenity and regional destination. The plans included narrowing the Roncesvalles Avenue to provide gateway features, landscaping and providing wider sidewalks by narrowing the pavement at selected locations and
incorporating corner treatments.
city info and links…
- PW24.5 – Roncesvalles Avenue Streetscape Improvements – Class Environmental Assessment Study (Ward 14)
Roncesvalles Avenue Streetscape Improvements Class Environmental Assessment Study-Staff Report
Appendix 1 – Figure 1-1 – Study Area Map, Appendix 1 – Figure 1-2 – Roncesvalles Avenue Level of Service, Appendix 1 – Figure 1-3 – On-Street Parking Impacts and Peak Demands Appendix 2 – Figures 2-1 to 2-4 – Alternative Solutions, Appendix 2 – Figure 2-5 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions
Appendix 3 – Figure 3-1 – Concept 1, Appendix 3 – Figure 3-2 – Concept 2, Appendix 3 – Figure 3-3 – Concept 3, Appendix 3 – Figure 3-4 – Evaluation Table of Concepts
Appendix 5 – Example of Transit Platform Used in Portland, Oregon