Municipal Road 55

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Infrastructure Improvements on Municipal Road 55 (MR55) from Elm Street, Sudbury to Power Street, Copper Cliff

The Municipal Road 55 (MR55) / Lorne Street Infrastructure Renewal project will consist of the renewal and rehabilitation of the corridor from Elm Street to Power Street with the exception of the recently improved section between Logan and Martindale. MR 55 / Lorne is an arterial road that connects the communities of Whitefish, Naughton, Lively and Copper Cliff to the downtown and has an average daily traffic volume of approximately 20,000 vehicles. It is also a key route of personnel, materials and services to Vale's smelter and refinery located in Copper Cliff. Lorne is also one of the five main connections to the Provincial Highway system and represents a gateway to the community. The MR 55 / Lorne Street corridor is a key commercial and industrial transportation route. The underground infrastructure (watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer) are beyond their useful life and require rehabilitation and/or renewal. The watermain infrastructure will be upsized as recommended by the Water/Wastewater Master Plan to provide hydraulics in the area.

Project Background

Currently, the Municipal infrastructure assets within the corridor of MR55 and Lorne Street are in need of renewal and/or rehabilitation. The assets are approaching the end of their service life and components are becoming deficient. Maintenance costs exceed acceptable standards, the assets are performing lower than expected, and are exhibiting signs of deterioration. The City has an opportunity to enhance and improve other aspects such as pedestrian safety and transit improvements. The Project is being designed based upon the recommendations of the Transportation Master Plan and considering Complete Street principles. The storm sewer and sanitary sewer infrastructure is functioning, however, the age and material increases the risk of failure and / or infiltration. Likewise, the existing watermain, services and appurtenances are functioning in accordance with design standards from when they were constructed. The reliability of the water and sanitary sewer systems are currently adequate, however, this will diminish over time.

Construction

Construction timelines are subject to availability of funds and City Council’s approval. These dates are subject to change.



Infrastructure Improvements on Municipal Road 55 (MR55) from Elm Street, Sudbury to Power Street, Copper Cliff

The Municipal Road 55 (MR55) / Lorne Street Infrastructure Renewal project will consist of the renewal and rehabilitation of the corridor from Elm Street to Power Street with the exception of the recently improved section between Logan and Martindale. MR 55 / Lorne is an arterial road that connects the communities of Whitefish, Naughton, Lively and Copper Cliff to the downtown and has an average daily traffic volume of approximately 20,000 vehicles. It is also a key route of personnel, materials and services to Vale's smelter and refinery located in Copper Cliff. Lorne is also one of the five main connections to the Provincial Highway system and represents a gateway to the community. The MR 55 / Lorne Street corridor is a key commercial and industrial transportation route. The underground infrastructure (watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer) are beyond their useful life and require rehabilitation and/or renewal. The watermain infrastructure will be upsized as recommended by the Water/Wastewater Master Plan to provide hydraulics in the area.

Project Background

Currently, the Municipal infrastructure assets within the corridor of MR55 and Lorne Street are in need of renewal and/or rehabilitation. The assets are approaching the end of their service life and components are becoming deficient. Maintenance costs exceed acceptable standards, the assets are performing lower than expected, and are exhibiting signs of deterioration. The City has an opportunity to enhance and improve other aspects such as pedestrian safety and transit improvements. The Project is being designed based upon the recommendations of the Transportation Master Plan and considering Complete Street principles. The storm sewer and sanitary sewer infrastructure is functioning, however, the age and material increases the risk of failure and / or infiltration. Likewise, the existing watermain, services and appurtenances are functioning in accordance with design standards from when they were constructed. The reliability of the water and sanitary sewer systems are currently adequate, however, this will diminish over time.

Construction

Construction timelines are subject to availability of funds and City Council’s approval. These dates are subject to change.



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    As the city does not have safe roller-blading areas (bad/no asphalt or too narrow or too hilly (ex. Bell Park or Delki Dozzi)) it would great if the path from Copper Cliff to Kelly Lake is covered with asphalt to allow for a safe roller blade path for a few kilometers. Everything is there except the proper surface. Adding of cameras at the 2 Copper Cliff intersection would also find the high amount of people that burn the red light and create major hazards for residents trying to leave town and have a green light but can't enter the intersection. Leaving Copper Cliff on Balsam, in the right left turning lane, close to the apex of the turn, the asphalt is always getting destroyed; can this be designed out? Thanks,

    Alain Richard asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback Alain. Paving the trail from Copper Cliff to Kelly Lake Road would have to be evaluated by the Rainbow Routes Association. We are open to discuss collaboration opportunities.

    We are currently reviewing design options for upgrades at both the Balsam and Power Street intersections.


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    the section between power and big nickel mine drive needs to be three lanes on either side. The volume of traffic going through there for most of the business day is dangerously high and merging onto MR55 from big nickel mine dr is very dangerous as the merge lanes are too short (the merge lane should extend into the third lane on the westbound side and the third lane ending at the merge on the eastbound side.

    Cal Van Dusen asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We will review the merge lanes at Big Nickel and the MR 55 interchange.

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    Great opportunity to set in place the appropriate infrastructure for a net-zero community, as aimed for by city council. If your report is correct stating that we have around 20,000 vehicles travel this route per day. We have to address getting those cars off the road, allowing space for public transit and active transport. Thanks!

    M.R.G asked 6 months ago

    Active transportation improvements and consideration for upgrading transit stops is part of the detail design. Thank you for your comments.

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    Power and 55 intersection: - east-west traffic doesn't always stop, need a design that will still be safe for people trying to enter or leave Copper Cliff Balsam and 55 intersection: - heavy (weigth) traffic sitting a the ligth, need pavement to be reinforced.

    Alain Richard asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We will review signal timing optimization, and other improvements at the intersections. The proposed pavement design will consider heavy truck traffic.

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    I would like to see bright street lighting all the way into town from Power Street all the way to Kelly Lake Road intersection. When you travel to the Soo or North Bay, both of these city's have beautiful welcoming bright street lighting from the outskirts, all the way into their towns. I feel most of the main entrances into our fair city, with the exception of Highway 69 South, are dark, ugly and unwelcoming. When I was a kid in the 60's, the west entrance to Sudbury was well lit up from Power St. to Lorne St. Why did this infrastructure get torn down? It is part of that 'good first impression' of our fair city that travellers should feel, that is lacking, as they drive into town. Currently, it gives me the impression that Sudbury is dark, dreery and unwelcoming, even if the roadway is modern and new.

    Jayco asked 8 months ago

    As part of the detail design process, a review of the existing street lighting from Power Street to Elm Stwill be completed. The final street light design will comply with current City of Greater Sudbury road lighting standards.

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    There needs to be sidewalks and a bike route separated from vehicle traffic on both sides of the street. no just a paved shoulder divided by a painted line. There needs to be a some kind of physical barrier between the road and bike sidewalk either elevated, grass, curb etc... Also element for aesthetics, ex- trees for shade, benches etc...

    JulienB asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your comments.

    Although, the proposed upgrades will include 2.0m paved shoulders on the rural section from Power Street to Kelly Lake Road, it is not proposed to be signed and identified as a bike route. There is an existing trail from Kelly Lake Road to Balsam Street on the south side of MR 55. 
    A raised asphalt boulevard is proposed for the urban section from Kelly Lake Road to Logan Avenue. The proposed upgrades will include paved boulevard behind the concrete curb and 1.5m concrete sidewalk on both sides. 
    •From Martindale to Elm Street the current design includes provision for a 1.5m concrete sidewalk and asphalt boulevard on the north/west side. 
    •Streetscaping design (landscaping, trees, aesthetics) is included as part of the detail design of the project and improvements will be implemented where possible.

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    I work at 1299 Lorne St. where there is no sidewalk and no bike lanes in the immediate area. In the winter, the only way to walk there from the direction of Sutherland Ave. at Sizzle Restaurant is on Lorne St. because the sidewalk suddenly ends at this location. Additionally, I would have to cross Lorne St. twice just to ensure I face traffic while walking. Furthermore, the bus stop in front of the Deluxe Restaurant is very poorly located and requires passengers to walk along the roadside or use a grassy hillslope to get off the roadway of Lorne St. With drivers often exceeding the speed limit of 60 km/hr, this street is very unsafe for pedestrians. We are all trying to do our part for the environment and our health by walking, cycling, using public transit, yet this street does not help us to use these alternate modes of transportation. I would really like to see a progressive, modern design of Lorne St. so I can feel safe going to and from work and feel proud of my city that allows me and others to do that. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

    M asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback.

    The proposed design for Lorne Street from Kelly Lake Road to Logan Avenue includes urbanizing this section of road, which includes concrete curbs, asphalt boulevards and 1.5m concrete sidewalks on both sides. 
    As part of the detail design process, the City is reviewing opportunities to improve the bus stop locations and incorporate bus shelters where warranted.

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    Lorne street needs better pedestrian crossings as well as better sidewalks and a bike lane that is separate from vehicle traffic. People need to cross the highway to the grocery store, and it would be nice for the west end neighborhoods to have better access to the Junction Creek trail.

    Tslation asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback, Tessa.

    A concrete sidewalk is proposed on the north/west side of Lorne Street from Martindale to Elm Street. A signalized pedestrian crossing meeting will be provided at Walnut Street / Grocery Store intersection. 

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    I am particularly concerned about the lack of active transportation infrastructure in the section from Martindale Road to Elm Street. There are several businesses, including the YIG on Lorne, the about-to-open Nickel Refillery on Regent, and many other shops that attract a lot of people. the lack of good sidewalks on the east side of the street (which is where the YIG is) and the complete lack of cycling infrastructure makes this a very uncomfortable and downright dangerous area for people who travel by foot or on bike. I understand the constraints posed by the restricted amount of public property in this area, but traffic levels there do warrant three lanes rather than four, which would be more than adequate to add proper pedestrian and cycling infrastructure on this section. Is this approach currently under consideration, and if not, why not?

    Sharon Roy asked 8 months ago

    Hi Sharon, thank you for your suggestions. 


    The City’s Transportation Master Plan identified the cycling route in this area along Edna, Haig, Martindale, Ontario Street and Riverside Drive.
    A concrete sidewalk is proposed on the north/west side of Lorne Street from Martindale to Elm Street. Pedestrian Crossing will be provided at Walnut Street / Grocery Store intersection. 
    There is an existing sidewalk on the east side of Lorne from the Walnut Street intersection to Elm Street. The detail design will include a review to maintain a sidewalk in this location.

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    I am a mother of three children and we're trying to do as much active transportation as possible. We've been walking from Martindale to Delki Dozzi and downtown. My youngest prefers to bike than walk, so often she'll be on a bike and we'll walk. My question is, where is she supposed to bike on Lorne street when we go between Martindale and Elm?

    Christy K asked 8 months ago

    Hi Christy,

    The City’s Transportation Master Plan identified the cycling route in this area along Edna, Haig, Martindale, Ontario Street and Riverside Drive. A concrete sidewalk is proposed on the north/west side of Lorne Street from Martindale to Elm Street.

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    Why does Lorne Street need all five lanes to be more than 10 feet wide? Only the outside lanes need to be that wide to accommodate heavy trucks and buses. The inner lanes and the centre turning lane only need to be wide enough for a regular vehicle. This would free up space that could be used for safely separated bicycle lanes. Studies have shown that wider lanes encourage faster speeds and increase the risk of collisions. This is the gateway to urban Sudbury, the road should be designed for a speed limit of 50km/h, not 60 or 80. The newly completed configuration with a bike lane on one side and a paved shoulder on the other side is not adequate because it fails to provide safely separated infrastructure for cyclists heading towards downtown.

    Westendmatt asked 8 months ago

    Hi Matt, thanks for your comments. 


    The minimum lane widths for this project are proposed to be 3.5m.

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    Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury Written submission – Re active transportation on Lorne Street: Power – Logan; Martindale – Elm. We would like to submit the following comments, after attending the September 30, 2019 Public Consultation Session. Active Transportation infrastructure on Lorne Street Lorne Street connects the West End to downtown, and is the entrance to Sudbury from the west. It is also a commuter route from Copper Cliff and Lively (and points west). There is truck and bus traffic. The Sustainable Mobility Advisory Panel identified Lorne Street as part of a minimum grid of cycling routes for Greater Sudbury, connecting the West End and outlying communities to the west. Due to the type of traffic, traffic volume and traffic speeds, separated pedestrian and cycling infrastructure is needed on Lorne Street, i.e. a sidewalk and a cycle track or a physically protected bike lane. A signed bike route, as proposed in the Transportation Master Plan, does not meet MTO Book 18 standards, or community expectations. There is an expectation that Lorne will be a complete street and meet the needs of all users. This expectation has been clearly communicated by the community on many occasions, and has only grown. Prior to and during the construction on Lorne Street between Martindale and Logan, there was strong public outcry to the lack of dedicated cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on both sides of the street, with mixed reaction to the compromise eventually put in place. This is important context to keep in mind for the design of this project, as well as public engagement and communication with the public. At the west end (up to Big Nickel), the ROW is marked as 36m which should provide adequate room for dedicated space for pedestrians and cyclists on both sides of the street. We are pleased to see that the proposed design includes a sidewalk and cycle track on both sides of the street for this section. We are also pleased to hear that both cross-rides and crosswalks are planned at these intersections. However, we are concerned to hear that there is uncertainty about whether the cycle tracks will be signed and designated as cycle tracks, or left as boulevards not officially designated for cycling. This is confusing, and also legally leaves cyclists vulnerable to being ticketed (which is a hardship for low income residents and may inhibit travel). Note that a safe connection to the Copper Cliff multi-use trail is important at Kelly Lake Road. From Martindale-Elm, space is more constrained. However, the ROW is marked as 30m, which should still provide sufficient room for 4-3.5m vehicle lanes, 2-1.5m sidewalks, 2-1.5m cycle tracks, and buffers. AADT in this stretch is 17,000 and 13,000 which is also an acceptable range for a road diet from 4 lanes to 3 lanes, if needed to provide room for active transportation infrastructure. Ontario provides an alternative route to downtown from Douglas, but does not provide access to the grocery store, which is a main destination for residents. Lorne is also a preferred route (versus Regent or adjacent side streets) for residents walking or biking from Little Britain because it is flat (compared to a significant slope for other routes). In this area, many residents travel by bike or on foot out of necessity, often with children, groceries, etc. Therefore, extra attention should be given to designing for safety. We are very disappointed to see that the proposed design from Martindale to Elm provides no improvements for active transportation and no safe place to travel by bike. Leaving the current configuration (one sidewalk on one side of the street) is not a complete street and is simply unacceptable. Many residents travel on foot or by bike along this stretch and they need to be able to do so safely. There are realistic design options possible to make this section a complete street, and these options must be presented to the community and to Council. We are concerned about the large vehicle lane widths proposed. These wide vehicle lanes not only take away space for proper active transportation infrastructure, they make the road less safe for all users. It is well demonstrated that wider traffic lanes result in faster traffic speeds, and that collisions at higher speeds are more severe and result in more fatalities. Narrower lanes in urban areas result in less aggressive driving and more ability to slow or stop a vehicle over a short distance to avoid collision. Reducing the width of travel lanes is a recommended strategy to reduce traffic speed and increase pedestrian safety. Fast traffic speeds on Lorne are already a problem recognized by area residents that makes Lorne less walkable and bikeable. No lane width should be above 3.5m (the design standard for arterials in the Transportation Master Plan), and it would be advisable to reduce inner lane widths to a minimum of 3.0m (as per the current Toronto standards). Note that an on-going pilot project on Riverside Drive demonstrates that much narrower lane widths (with bollards) accommodate large vehicles such as transit buses. Within the urban area, special attention should be given to safe pedestrian crossings, and to access and comfort of transit stops. The Douglas crossing is particularly challenging for pedestrians. Transit stops on the south side are often difficult to reach and very close to traffic, with lack of a safe pedestrian crossing a common challenge. Bikeways/crossrides should be available to cross Lorne at all intersections. Traffic should be slowed at intersections for turns onto and from Lorne. Since at least 2010, the Ward 1 Community Action Network has advocated for Lorne Street to be pedestrian friendly, bikeable, and beautified. Residents in the area want Lorne to be walkable, bikeable, and generally more friendly to be on. In addition to active transportation infrastructure, this project could be an opportunity to add benches, flowers, public art, and/or entrance markers (signage, banners, etc). Where possible, street trees and landscaping can provide shade and also help to slow traffic. Incorporating green infrastructure between Lorne Street and Junction Creek will help to protect water quality, and reduce peak water volumes in the creek during storm events. During design and wayfinding, connectivity to surrounding bike infrastructure, the Junction Creek Waterway Park trail, and destinations such as Dynamic Earth and downtown should be facilitated.

    Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for providing us with your comments, always appreciated.


    The proposed upgrades will include a minimum 2.0m paved boulevard and 1.5m concrete sidewalk on both sides. 
    From Martindale to Elm Street the current design includes provision for a 1.5m concrete sidewalk and asphalt boulevard on the north/west side. 
    The use and signage for cycling on the 2.0m asphalt boulevards from Kelly Lake Road to Logan Avenue will be reviewed during the detail design stage.

    Active Transportation improvements are included in the traffic signal design at Kelly Lake Road.

    The City’s Transportation Master Plan identified the cycling route in this area along Edna, Haig, Martindale, Ontario Street and Riverside Drive.
    The minimum lane widths for this project are proposed to be 3.5m.. 
    The design of the proposed upgrades will include a review of potential improvements to all intersections including at Lorne and Douglas.

    As part of the detail design process, the City will review opportunities to improve the bus stop locations and incorporate bus shelters where warranted. 
    Streetscaping design is included as part of the detail design of the project and improvements will be implemented where possible.

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    I live in the area, do not have a vehicle, and regularly walk or bike on Lorne for daily needs. There are many people living in the area who do not have a vehicle, and all of us deserve to be able to get to where we need to go safely. Currently, Lorne does not feel safe or pleasant for walking and biking. I am very disappointed that the designs presented do not improve things from Martindale - Elm, which is where the most people are walking and biking. There needs to be sidewalks and a bike route separated from vehicle traffic on both sides of the street. This is a need, not a want, and has to be included in the design. Also, the Douglas-Lorne intersection has to be improved for crossing -it is currently very unsafe. Traffic needs to be slowed down making left or right turns at this intersection. This area is an entrance to our City and is part of people's neighbourhoods. Some effort should also be made to make it a beautiful street - or at least less dismal than now. Our City is making so many steps forward for complete streets, sustainable transportation, etc - we simply have to make Lorne a complete street. In addition, transportation is a major source of our carbon emissions, the City has recently declared a climate emergency, and has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. We can't achieve that goal unless we support people in getting around with sustainable transportation -and that means including the infrastructure to be able to do that safely and easily on all our streets.

    Naomi Grant asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your comments, Naomi.

    The current design includes provision for a 1.5m concrete sidewalk and asphalt boulevard on the north/west side of Lorne Street from the Martindale to Elm Street.
     The City’s Transportation Master Plan identified that the Active Transportation route would follow Edna, Haig, Martindale, Ontario Street and Riverside Drive.
    The design of the proposed upgrades includes improvements to all intersections including at Lorne and Douglas.
    Streetscaping design is included as part of the detail design of the project and improvements will be implemented where possible.

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    With regard to bike lanes, first of all, I want cycling infrastructure to be part of this project. However, despite being an avid and experienced cyclist, for the sake of the general public, I do not want cyclists on MR 55 between Power and Kelly Lake because of the volume and speed of traffic as well as because there are existing options that can be used or built upon. Therefore, as part of this project, I would like (1) the building of and commitment to keeping a well maintained trail or path (like Ramsey Lake) from Power to Balsam on the north side of MR 55, (2) improvement to and a commitment to keeping a well maintained trail from Balsam to Kelly Lake (again, to the level of Ramsey Lake), (3) a good traffic light system at the corner of Lorne and Kelly Lake to support safe passage of cyclists to cycle across Kelly Lake Rd (both directions) on their way to/from downtown and (4) the traffic light system to support safe cycling from the northeast corner of Lorne/Kelly Lake to the southeast corner of Lorne/Kelly Lake where they can join the infrastructure proposed in (3) above to cross from the east to west side of Kelly Lake on their way to Copper Cliff.

    jrickards asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your feedback.

    Although, the proposed upgrades will include 2.0m paved shoulders from Kelly Lake Road to Power Street, it is not proposed to be signed and identified as a bike route. There is an existing trail from Kelly Lake Road to Balsam Street on the south side of MR 55. The proposed upgrades will include provisions for Active Transportation crossings at the Power, Balsam and Kelly Lake Road intersections

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    On behalf of the people we've heard from who bike in Greater Sudbury, Bike Sudbury/Vélo Sudbury would like to provide the following comments in regards to this project. Bike Sudbury was one of the stakeholder groups that met with the City of Greater Sudbury in June to review the proposed changes to Lorne Street from Power Street to Lorne Street. We also attended the open house that was held at Delki Dozzi on September 30, 2019. On both occasions, we made it clear that cyclists want safe and separated cycling infrastructure along all of this corridor. It serves not only as a transportation corridor for people who are traveling to and from the west of the city to the downtown core, but also as a local neighbourhood street that contains numerous local destinations that people want to get to by bike. When the section between Logan and Martindale was proposed, there was a huge public outcry on the proposed lack of active transportation infrastructure. The compromise that was reached, while not the best option, at least provided space for safe cycling and kept cyclists out of motorized traffic flow. But this section was built during a time when building to accommodate all road users was not accepted as a standard. Things have changed since then. More people are now choosing to bike. Council has implemented a Complete Streets Policy and hired an Active Transportation Coordinator. The City is working towards building a network of connected bike routes. We’ve received a Bicycle Friendly Award. We have a new 2019-2027 Corporate Strategic Plan - and all of its strategic objectives and goals support active transportation. We also expect that active transportation will be an important component to the climate change plans that are currently being developed by the City. We have to make all of the urban sections of this corridor a Complete Street. The signed bike route that is identified in the Transportation Master Plan is not adequate for the safety of cyclists on this corridor, where traffic speeds can be 10 to 20 km above the posted speed limits. We cannot lose yet another opportunity to provide safe, connected, and convenient active transportation on one of our major roads. We cannot prioritize the convenience of motor vehicle drivers over the safety, comfort, and survival of our most vulnerable road users. The City of Greater Sudbury must implement a solution that satisfies the needs of all of the road users on Lorne Street. Cycling infrastructure needs to be separated from traffic in order to accommodate the needs of the majority of people who bike, including older adults, children and families who live in the neighbourhood.   Our recommendations include: Section 1: Power to Kelly Lake - Paved, separated infrastructure. Wide paved shoulders are standard now when rebuilding roads in Greater Sudbury, but they do not adequately meet the needs of many of the cyclists that may wish to bike to and from Copper Cliff or beyond. Section 2: Kelly Lake to Webbwood - A Complete Street, with sidewalks and cycle tracks. This is the option shown, although the consultants told us that the paved boulevard may not be signed as a cycle track. Section 3: Webbwood to Logan - A Complete Street, with sidewalks and cycle tracks. This is the option shown, although again, the consultants told us that the paved boulevard may not be signed as a cycle track. Section 4 and 5: Martindale to Elm - A Complete Street, with sidewalks and cycle tracks. The proposed option is to reconstruct the road as is, with only a sidewalk on one side of the street. Other options should be evaluated that accommodate safe cycling infrastructure, possibly through the elimination of some motorized vehicle travel lanes. Special consideration needs to be given to safe intersections, in particular those intersections that are very busy or challenging. Cross rides and bike lights need to be installed. Thank you for this opportunity to comment, and we look forward to seeing other options that make all of the urban sections of Lorne Street a Complete Street.

    Bike Sudbury / Vélo Sudbury asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your response, we are gathering everyone's questions and due to their technical nature, will be answering them upon further review with the project consultant and with City Staff.  We appreciate your feedback and comments.

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    Will the project help provide safe let walking and biking accessibility?

    Cathy Taylor asked 8 months ago

    Hi Cathy, have you had a chance to review the drawings posted here in the documents library? Check out the presentation slides and let us know what you think.