Erie Avenue Bike Lane Project

Extending Bike Lanes North

Erie Avenue is identified in the 2014 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) as one of the many cycling corridors across the City. The TMP recommends extending the existing dedicated bike lanes that run from Birkett Lane to Emilie Street. The extension of these lanes will take place on the east side of Erie Avenue from Emilie Street to Market Street South and on the west side of Erie Avenue from Strathcona Avenue to Market Street South. The goal is to create an established cycling network to support a safer environment and encourage active transportation.

Right now, the cross-section of Erie Avenue consists of two vehicle travel lanes in each direction and cyclists have to share these lanes with motorists.

The proposed changes include one bicycle lane and one vehicular lane per direction. From Eagle Avenue to Cayuga Street, there will also be the inclusion of a dedicated on-street parking lane.

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

With the proposed bike lanes, residents are asked to park their cars on private driveways instead of on the street. Those that need to can park in the designated on-street parking lane provided.

Construction Impacts

There is no civil work involved with this project and the construction impact of this project is expected to be minimal. Pavement marking, grinding, and remarking will require lane closures for a few days. Signage will also be modified to be consistent with the new road design. 

We want to hear from you! 

Erie Avenue Bike Lane Survey

Your input and feedback is an important part of this project. Please take our survey to share your opinion by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020.

For questions, concerns, or to request more information, please email our Active Transportation Planner at kbroadbelt@brantford.ca.

Benefits by user group

There are many benefits to the Erie Avenue Bike Lane Project:

Motorists
  • There will be no change of traffic control at intersections
    • Pavement markings are properly designed to accommodate smooth interaction between motorists and cyclists at intersections
  • There will be no negative impact on the flow of traffic
    • There will continue to be two lanes in each direction, plus the benefit of removing cyclists from your travel lane
Cyclists
  • Dedicated bike lanes will make your trip safer and more enjoyable!
  • This final leg of dedicated lanes on Erie Avenue will make your trip to destinations safer and more accessible
Local Residents and Business Owners
  • Provides you with additional safe and convenient transportation options
  • Having cyclists on the road brings vibrancy to the neighbourhood and helps to make the community safer and more liveable