Albion Street Bike Lane Project

Connecting Downtown Brantford

Albion Street is identified in the 2020 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) as one of the many cycling corridors across the City. The TMP recommends changing the number of through lanes to accommodate dedicated bike lanes on this corridor. The goal is to create an established cycling network to support a safer environment and encourage active transportation.

Currently, the cross-section of Albion Street consists of three northbound vehicle travel lanes and cyclists have to share these lanes with motorists.

The proposed changes include one bicycle lane and one vehicle lane travelling northbound, and a contraflow bicycle lane travelling southbound, with a dedicated on-street parking lane.

Curb to curb widths will remain the same and there will be no modifications to sidewalks or private properties from West Street to Henrietta Street. Traffic control at intersections along the corridor will also remain the same.

Speed limit changes

This project presents an opportunity to harmonize speed limits along the corridor. For most of the corridor, the speed limit is 40 km/h with the exception of West Street to Palace Street, where the speed limit is presently 50 km/h. A speed limit of 40 km/h is recommended for the entire corridor.

Construction Impacts

The construction impact from West Street to Henrietta Street is expected to be minimal as there is no civil work required. Pavement marking, grinding, and remarking will take place overnight to reduce impacts to traffic. Signage will also be modified to be consistent with the new road design.

We want to hear from you!

Your input and feedback are an important part of this project. For questions, concerns, or to request more information, please email our Transportation Planning Project Coordinator.