Sunday bike routes open daily next week
SEASONAL Sunday and holiday bike routes will open to cyclists and
pedestrians seven days a week as part of the city’s response to the
The four city roadways typically reserved for bicycle traffic and active
transportation use on Sundays and holidays throughout the summer will have
limited motor vehicle traffic beginning April 6.
Lyndale Drive, between Cromwell Street and Gauvin Street; Scotia Street,
between Anderson Avenue and Armstrong Avenue; Wellington Crescent, between
Academy Road and Guelph Street; and Wolseley Avenue, between Raglan Road
and Maryland Street will be restricted to through-traffic daily between 8
a.m. and 8 p.m.
Signs will be posted on all approach roadways and exits to notify
motorists they are entering and exiting an active transportation route and
is limited to one block throughout the designated area. While traffic
volumes are lowered, the city is reminding cyclists and pedestrians that
roads are not closed and to use caution and follow the rules of the road.
The expanded active transportation route schedule is in effect until May 3.
The public’s adherence to physical-distancing recommendations to maintain
two metres of separation between individuals on these routes will be
monitored by the city officials.
City-owned athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, ball diamonds
and skate parks will remain closed until further notice, in accordance with
the provincial public health order to limit gatherings of people to no more
than 10 individuals. Community centres are also being told to discourage
programming on their properties.