Here are a few other changes that have been implemented in the Lord Roberts Community in order to improve traffic flow, active transportation connectivity, and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Neighbourhood Greenways Added
- Neighbourhood greenway added on Cockburn Street South between Jubilee Avenue and Kylemore Avenue.
- Neighbourhood greenway added on Walker Street between Argue Street and Osborne Street.
Three new sidewalks have been installed.
- Rathgar Avenue
- Walker Court
- Berwick Court
Each of these sidewalks have been installed to connect to multi-use paths. The sidewalks previously ended before connecting to the multi-use paths and have been added to improve connectivity.
Pedestrian Crossing Improvements
Osborne Street at Glasgow Avenue. New pedestrian countdown signals have been installed.
Osborne Street at Morley Avenue. There has been a history of pedestrian collisions at this intersection. A Leading Pedestrian Interval was installed at this intersection. A Leading Pedestrian Interval provides a head start to pedestrians crossing Osborne Street, allowing them to begin crossing before any motor vehicle traffic can proceed.
New Parking Restrictions for Saftey Precautions
New parking restrictions at the pedestrian corridor on Osborne Street and Walker Avenue to provide adequate sightlines and comply with current best practice design guidance.
New parking restrictions at pedestrian corridor on Osborne Street and Beresford Avenue to provide adequate sightlines and comply with current best practice design guidance.
New parking restrictions to improve sightlines at pedestrian and bicycle crossing on Brandon Avenue.
Cyclist Crossing Improvements
Osborne Street at Glasgow Avenue. Cyclist detection has been added to this intersection so that cyclists can actuate a change to the signal in order to cross Osborne Street.
Fort Rouge Yards Construction Access
A report was submitted to Council requesting a temporary exemption to the Traffic By-law 1573/77 to allow trucks accessing Fort Rouge Yards development to use Jubilee Avenue instead of local residential streets. Signs have been installed to direct trucks to Jubilee. The exemption will only apply to trucks associated with construction activity at the Fort Rouge Yards development.
Changes in progress
Improvements to back lane bicycle route between Arnold Avenue and Brandon Avenue. The multi-use path that extends along the Southwest Transitway passes through two back lanes in Lord Roberts.
Enhanced lighting and additional signage and markings have been installed in the lanes to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. We are just waiting on Hydro to connect power to the new lights.
New warning signage at Argue Street – Lilac Avenue and Rathgar Avenue intersection to advise of horizontal curve.
Changes to parking regulations to better manage demand on certain streets in the neighbourhood. Additional engagement is required to determine the preferred on-street parking solution. The intention is to implement the preferred solution on a trial basis, pending budget availability.
Several improvements will be made as part of the 2022/2023 Jubilee Avenue Road Renewal Project. Findings from the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study related to Jubilee Avenue have been passed onto the road renewal team. Design details for Jubilee Avenue will be shared on the road renewal website prior to construction.
For details on the long term recommendations from the Lord Roberts Traffic Study please see here: