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Bike lanes on Sherbourne

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Councillor Kavanagh and I were recently informed that as part of the Sherbourne re-surfacing there will be painted bike lanes implemented on the road when it's re-painted.

Sherbourne Avenue is identified in the City of Ottawa Cycling Plan as a cycling route that connects Carling Avenue to Byron Avenue, including bike routes on Dovercourt Avenue and through the Byron Avenue Linear Park. The draft pavement marking and signage plan for the upcoming 2019 resurfacing project is attached below for your information and review. This plan accommodates on-street parking on one side of Sherbourne, between Byron to Dovercourt on the west side; and between Saville to Bromley on the east side.

The Council approved Complete Streets Implementation Framework directs staff to consider implementing bike lanes and other measures as part of road resurfacing projects. Comments on the project are due by January 3. I apologize for the tight timeframe. 

Regarding implementation timing, there currently isn’t a schedule for the 2019 resurfacing projects other than sometime between late May to late September. The schedule will be refined after the tender is awarded (all of the city’s resurfacing projects are in one big tender package) and the winning contractor will then schedule individual jobs, so we likely won’t know the exact planned date for implementation until late spring timeframe.

I am supportive of the project, but will review your comments to see whether the plan requires any tweaks and pass those on to City staff.

For more information, please contact:

Amir Zahabi

Engineer, Design Review & Implementation

Transportation Services Department

613-580-2424 x16821

Posted December 20, 2018