Curbside Management Strategy
Transportation Services has initiated the Curbside Management Strategy (CMS) study to develop a set of recommendations to address curbside issues and conflicts amongst its numerous users in the downtown Study Area; an area that is among the busiest and most congested transportation networks in the country.
The Curbside Survey is now closed. For those that participated, Thank you! The results are being tabulated and will inform the recommendations of our study consultant
This survey collected information about road user behaviours, including what mode of transportation they take, how often and the reasons they travel downtown, and how they use the curbside. Also provided was an Issues Reporting Tool to report and flag locations where road users have experienced curbside issues that cause inconveniences or impede traffic (i.e., automobile, truck, taxi, motor coach, bicycle, pedestrian, other vehicle).
About the Study
The Curbside Management Strategy study objective is to improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of curbside space allocation and usage for all parking and loading activity, and to reduce related congestion in the Study Area.
What is the 'curbside' and who are its 'users'?
The 'curbside' is the space on a road that is adjacent to the sidewalk (i.e. at the curb) and is shared by a variety of users including: cyclists; operators of transit, taxi, motor coach, courier and other deliveries/goods movement vehicles; those with parking, tv and film, food truck, and accessible parking permits or pay-and-display parking payment tickets, patrons of transit, Wheel-Trans and local businesses (i.e., hotels, restaurants and retail establishments), and other users of private vehicles, and pedestrians.
The Study Area Limits
The CMS Study Area covers over 3 sq. kms. (approx. 150 city blocks) of the City's downtown. The boundaries are Lake Shore Boulevard and Harbour Street to the south, Queen Street to the north, Jarvis Street to the east and Bathurst Street to the west. Between University Avenue and Yonge Street, the northern limit extends to Dundas Street.
A public information meeting for this study was held on April 19, 2016 in Metro Hall.