The City of Toronto has installed cycling connections on Soho Street, Phoebe Street and Stephanie Street. This plan was adopted by City Council in June 2014 and was installed over the summer of 2014.
View materials from the March 6, 2014 public drop-in event (PDF):
- Display Panels 1-7
- Display Panels 8-15
- Stephanie St. Plan
- Peter/Queen/Soho to Phoebe to Beverly St. Plan
Summary of Proposed Changes to the Roadways
The City is recommending the following permanent changes be made to pavement markings, signs and signals on these streets:
NOTE: The above map only shows a southern segment of the Beverley/St. George bike lane, and a northern segment of the proposed Peter St. cycle track. See complete existing routes on the Toronto Cycling Map and complete routes in the Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Track Study, Including Peter and Simcoe Streets
- Installation of a westbound-only contra-flow bicycle lane on the north side of the street, from Soho Street to Beverley Street, to allow the street to function in both directions for cyclists.
- The existing one- way operation of the street will be maintained for motorists.
Soho Street / Peter Street / Queen Street
- Painting of northbound and southbound shared lane pavement markings (sharrows) on Soho Street to connect Pheobe Street to Queen Street.
- Traffic signal modifications to the Peter-Queen Street signal, to incorporate Soho Street into the intersection, which will function as a combined signalized intersection (no changes to roadway alignment are proposed).
- Installation of a westbound-only contra-flow bicycle lane on the north side of the street, between Bevereley St. and John St. to allow this segment to function in both directions for cyclists.
- Continuing the contra-flow bicycle lane east of John St. is an option under consideration, which requires the removal of on-street parking.
- The existing one-way operation of the street will be maintained for motorists.
For Soho, Phoebe, and Stephanie St. (excluding east of John St.) we anticipate no permanent changes to pedestrian or motor vehicle movements, parking, or access.
Why are these changes needed?
These changes on Phoebe, Soho and Stephanie Street will introduce formalized connections from the popular Beverley Street bike lanes to connections and destinations west, south and east, specifically, Peter Street, John Street and possibly McCaul Street.
Learn more about how the City uses contra-flow bicycle lanes (aka "yellow bicycle lanes") and sharrows to help create continuous two-way cycling routes.