Comment 118562

By Noted (anonymous) | Posted May 14, 2016 at 14:14:47

"Cycle Toronto's proposal for a minimum grid is defined generally as 100 km of separated bike lanes and 100 km of bicycle boulevards. Providing separated cycle track facilities on 100 km of side path streets and 100 km of bicycle boulevards would require significant investment. To implement separated bike lanes the approximate cost is $180,000 per km where installed through a retrofit with bollards and planters, with costs escalating up to $1,000,000 per km for the construction of curb separated cycle tracks. To implement bicycle boulevards (which consist of signed and marked route / contraflow bike lane with traffic calming), the cost is generally $75,000 per km. Note that these costs do not include the cost of any traffic studies, consultations required to determine if the bike lanes were feasible, required modifications to intersections, provision of additional traffic signals or pedestrian crossovers, and any additional modifications that may be necessary. Dependent on the nature of improvements provided, the level of consultations required and other
factors, the approximate cost to implement a minimum grid of this nature is $50-$150 million."

$150 million is also the City of Toronto's ballpark investment in Eglinton Connects over 10 years.

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