Bloor St Bike Lanes – Last day to complete survey #2!
The online Bloor Street Bike Lanes – Feedback Survey #2 was launched by the City in December 2016 and will close at midnight – TONIGHT – Thursday, May 4, 2017
Feedback Survey #2: http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/bloor2016/
FYI for those concerned about local business input in the process:
150 Unique businesses submitted responses to the City’s 1st survey and extensive outreach from the City/project lead Jason Diceman continues to ensure local business participation in the study. A parallel study on the local economic impact of bike lanes on Bloor Street is being led by the Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with University of Toronto, and sponsorship from Metcalf Foundation, Bloor Annex BIA, and Korea Town BIA. University students with an iPad will be visiting store front businesses again this spring to interview merchants directly.
MORE BUSINESS CONSULTATION IN PROGRESS
So far the TCAT/ UofT Economic Impact Survey has interviewed 248 store front merchants in the Economic Study Area on Bloor Street between Christie Street and Robert Street:
Once prior to bike lane installation in October-November 2015;
Again shortly after bike lane installation in October-November 2016; and will again this spring 2017.
City staff will continue to reach out to business over the coming weeks through the local BIAs and directly. Businesses are being encouraged to contact the City to discuss the project and impacts to their businesses.
A new business-focused City online Survey #3 will be launched this summer, to gather more feedback on the pilot bike lanes from local business operators along Bloor Street from Ossington Avenue to Bay Street. We will be asking more in-depth questions to better understand how different kinds of businesses have been affected in different ways.
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION – the SVRA asked for this and the City is delivering!
PUBLIC DROP‐IN EVENT #3 – JUNE 5, 2017
A third public information event is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 4-8pm, at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Members of the public are invited to speak directly with the project team, to ask questions and share comments about the pilot bike lanes on Bloor Street. Information will be provided on the latest traffic analysis, online feedback survey results, and next steps for minor design modifications and overall evaluation of the project.
Local Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy will be in attendance. A formal event notice will be distributed in the coming weeks.
Learn more about the project history and latest update (February 24, 2017) at: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly…
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
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