The City is building three cycling projects that will improve connections through and into the core area.

The Dundas Cycle Track, the Colborne Cycle Track extension, and the Dundas-Thames Valley Parkway (TVP) connection represent 2.6 kilometres of new cycling infrastructure, and an $8-million municipal investment in the City’s active transportation network in 2020/2021.

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Map of Core Area Cycling Projects

Current cycling construction

Construction in 2020 includes:

  • creating a separated bike lane from downtown along Dundas Street east into Old East Village
  • extending existing bike lanes on Colborne Street north to Oxford Street east
  • creating a separated eastbound bike lane on Riverside Drive from Wilson Avenue to Kensington Bridge 

 

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Dundas Cycle Track

The Dundas Cycle Track will connect Downtown with Old East Village by creating a permanent, separated east-west cycling route on Dundas Street between Wellington Street and Adelaide Street North. The west end of the project will connect into Dundas Place and the east end of the project will connect into new separated bike lanes being built along Dundas between Adelaide and Ontario Streets as part of infrastructure renewal work in the Old East Village.

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Dundas Place project map

Separated bike lanes will be constructed:

  • on the north side of Dundas Street, between Wellington Street and William Street, for westbound cyclists
  • on the south side of Dundas Street, between Wellington Street and Adelaide Street, for eastbound cyclists (the eastbound bike lane on Dundas Street is designed to continue beyond Adelaide to Ontario Street
  • the portion east of Adelaide will be constructed in 2021 through Phase 2 of the Dundas Street Reconstruction project in Old East Village
  • on the east and west sides of William Street between Queens Avenue and Dundas Street

A portion of the bike lane continuing into Old East Village will also be completed this year between Ontario and English Street, and will be completed in 2021. 

Traffic signals and street lights will be modified at all intersections on Dundas within the project.

A protected intersection will be created for cyclists at Dundas Street and Colborne Street.

Timeline

Construction of the Dundas Cycle Track began in August 2020, and completed for the year in December. Some minor work remains, and finishing touches like adding green paint to the bike lane’s road surface and adding landscaping to planters will be completed in the spring of 2021.

These illustrations show the future conditions of Dundas Street in this construction area. For more information about this project, please contact cycling@london.ca for assistance.


Colborne Cycle Track Extension

The existing Colborne Street cycle track between Horton Street and Dufferin Avenue is being extended north to Oxford Street East.

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Colborne Cycle Track Extension Map

Separated bike lanes on Colborne between Dufferin Avenue and Oxford Street East will be constructed and include:

  • widening some intersections to accommodate the bike lane
  • replacing asphalt on Colborne Street
  • removing on-street parking
Timeline

A significant portion of preparation work was completed this fall for the Colborne project, including relocating utilities and upgrades to the traffic signal systems at intersections.

Installation of the actual separated bike lanes, which will consist of concrete curbs and green markers, along with road repaving work is being deferred to the spring of 2021 when crews will have more favourable weather for road construction.

These illustrations show the current and future conditions of Colborne Street in this construction area. For more information about this project, please contact cycling@london.ca for assistance.


 

Dundas-TVP Connection

The Dundas TVP Connection is designed to improve the link for pedestrians and cyclists between the Thames Valley Parkway (TVP) and Downtown. Having an improved cycling connection will make it easier to reach existing transit routes, as well as planned rapid transit stops for this area.

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Dundas-TVP Connection Project Map

A new separated two-way bike lane will be constructed on the south side of Riverside Drive between Wilson Avenue and the west end of Kensington Bridge.​​​​​​

Timeline

This project is being completed in phases.

Phase 1 of construction began in August 2020, and a new separated bike lane was completed in the fall on Riverside Drive west of the Kensington Bridge. Crews also completed installing the new traffic signals and a pedestrian crossing on Riverside Drive at Wilson Avenue near Labatt Park. Phase 1 of construction has completed for the year.

Phase 2 of the Dundas-TVP Connection will begin in 2021. The protected bike lane will be extended across the Kensington Bridge into the downtown to connect to the Thames Valley Parkway and Dundas Place.