Erie Avenue Bike Lane Project

Extending Bike Lanes South

Erie Avenue is identified in the 2020 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) as one of the many cycling corridors across the City. The TMP recommends that the existing dedicated bike lanes that run from Market Street South to Birkett Lane should be extended south from Birkett Lane to the City Limits. The goal is to create an established cycling network to support a safer environment and encourage active transportation. 

Currently, the cross-section of Erie Avenue consists of one vehicle travel lane in each direction and cyclists have to share these lanes with motorists, or choose to ride on the gravel shoulder.

The proposed changes include paving the shoulder from Birkett Lane to the City Limits to create one bicycle lane and one vehicular lane per direction. The road width will be widened in order to allow for these bike lanes.

Construction Impacts

There is some civil work involved with this project, but the impact of this project is still expected to be minimal. Repaving and remarking will require minimal lane closures. 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. Please send us your questions, concerns, or  requests for additional information.

Contact  our Transportation Planning Project Coordinator

Extending Bike Lanes North

In 2020, changes to Erie Avenue included extending the existing dedicated bike lanes from Birkett Lane to Emilie Street. The extension of these lanes took 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. There is currently one bicycle lane and one vehicular lane per direction. From Eagle Avenue to Cayuga Street, there will also be the addition of a dedicated on-street parking lane.