Almon Street Bike Lane

Planning is underway to develop an east-west bike corridor in the north end of the peninsula. The facility would be on Almon Street and potentially a parallel street for part of the route. The goal is to expand the bicycle route network and to enhance safety and comfort.

Status - September 2017

There have been changes to the planning and implementation of this project from what was presented in spring 2017. The updated options for bike lane types, locations and implementation timelines are described below.

For background, staff proposed two options in spring 2017:

  1. Implement a combination of painted bike lanes/shared-street facility in 2017 as part of a planned street paving and rehabilitation project. Conduct planning on conversion to protected bike lanes in 2-3 years. The types of bike facilities and some of the resulting changes are described in this presentation [PDF]
  2. Reinstate street with no changes in 2017. Conduct planning for installation of protected bike lanes in 2-3 years

A public engagement session with presentation [PDF] was held May 3, 2017 with the goal to submit a recommendation report to Regional Council in summer 2017 for a possible fall 2017 installation.

After receiving over 500 comments from the public via the public meeting, online survey responses, and individual communications, it was decided that additional bike facility options should be be explored. The report to Regional Council and implementation timeframe has been delayed to allow for full exploration of these added options.

Table 1 below describes the options proposed in spring 2017 and Table 2 describes the new options being considered.

Following further planning of these new options, a recommendation report will be submitted to Regional Council in fall 2017. Implementation would be targeted for 2018.

Table 1 - Original Concepts Proposed spring 2017

Segment of Almon Street
Current
Proposed
Gottingen Street to Agricola Street
Two travel lanes and one side of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings and one side of on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.

Agricola Street to Dublin Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and one side of on-street parking
Dublin Street to Connolly Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and no on-street parking
Connolly Street to Connaught Avenue
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings, no on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.


Table 2 - Additional options being considered in fall 2017

Segment of Street
Current
Proposed
Almon Street between Gottingen and Agricola Streets
Two travel lanes and one side of on-street parking
No new option, same as spring 2017 proposal
Almon Street between Agricola and Windsor Streets
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Protected bike lanes on both sides. No on-street parking
Liverpool Street between Windsor Street and Connaught Avenue/Westmount
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Use Liverpool Street instead of Almon Street for the segment between Windsor Street and Connaught Avenue/Westmount. Liverpool Street would serve as a local street bikeway with two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking. Traffic calming elements and new crossing treatments at intersections could be considered. No change to current Almon Street configuration between Windsor Street and Connaught Avenue. This option would require changes to the Windsor Street/Almon Street intersection to facilitate the safer passage of cyclists from Almon Street to Liverpool Street. Changes could include an enhanced crossing of Windsor Street at Liverpool Street


Planning is underway to develop an east-west bike corridor in the north end of the peninsula. The facility would be on Almon Street and potentially a parallel street for part of the route. The goal is to expand the bicycle route network and to enhance safety and comfort.

Status - September 2017

There have been changes to the planning and implementation of this project from what was presented in spring 2017. The updated options for bike lane types, locations and implementation timelines are described below.

For background, staff proposed two options in spring 2017:

  1. Implement a combination of painted bike lanes/shared-street facility in 2017 as part of a planned street paving and rehabilitation project. Conduct planning on conversion to protected bike lanes in 2-3 years. The types of bike facilities and some of the resulting changes are described in this presentation [PDF]
  2. Reinstate street with no changes in 2017. Conduct planning for installation of protected bike lanes in 2-3 years

A public engagement session with presentation [PDF] was held May 3, 2017 with the goal to submit a recommendation report to Regional Council in summer 2017 for a possible fall 2017 installation.

After receiving over 500 comments from the public via the public meeting, online survey responses, and individual communications, it was decided that additional bike facility options should be be explored. The report to Regional Council and implementation timeframe has been delayed to allow for full exploration of these added options.

Table 1 below describes the options proposed in spring 2017 and Table 2 describes the new options being considered.

Following further planning of these new options, a recommendation report will be submitted to Regional Council in fall 2017. Implementation would be targeted for 2018.

Table 1 - Original Concepts Proposed spring 2017

Segment of Almon Street
Current
Proposed
Gottingen Street to Agricola Street
Two travel lanes and one side of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings and one side of on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.

Agricola Street to Dublin Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and one side of on-street parking
Dublin Street to Connolly Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and no on-street parking
Connolly Street to Connaught Avenue
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings, no on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.


Table 2 - Additional options being considered in fall 2017

Segment of Street
Current
Proposed
Almon Street between Gottingen and Agricola Streets
Two travel lanes and one side of on-street parking
No new option, same as spring 2017 proposal
Almon Street between Agricola and Windsor Streets
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Protected bike lanes on both sides. No on-street parking
Liverpool Street between Windsor Street and Connaught Avenue/Westmount
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Use Liverpool Street instead of Almon Street for the segment between Windsor Street and Connaught Avenue/Westmount. Liverpool Street would serve as a local street bikeway with two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking. Traffic calming elements and new crossing treatments at intersections could be considered. No change to current Almon Street configuration between Windsor Street and Connaught Avenue. This option would require changes to the Windsor Street/Almon Street intersection to facilitate the safer passage of cyclists from Almon Street to Liverpool Street. Changes could include an enhanced crossing of Windsor Street at Liverpool Street