Morton Avenue Shared Use Lanes

Morton Avenue is identified in the 2014 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) as one of the many cycling corridors across the City. To allow for better two-way bicycle traffic and to encourage the presence of cyclists on Morton Avenue and Holiday Drive, the City is adding sharrow pavement markings from North Park Street to Wayne Gretzky Parkways along Morton Avenue and from Wayne Gretzky Parkway to end-of-street on Holiday Drive. The sharrow symbol is intended to alert motorists of the expectation to share the lane with cyclists and guide cyclists to where they should ride within the shared travel lane. The goal is to create an established cycling network to support a safer environment and encourage active transportation.

Right now, the cross-section of Morton Avenue and Holiday Drive varies. The cross-section of each roadway will remain the same, but the City will add sharrows to the outer-most lane on each section of the street.

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.

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 will require lane closures for a few days. Signage will also be modified to be consistent with the new road design.

A Morton Avenue Shared Use Lanes brochure is also available for review.

We want to hear from you!

Our Morton Avenue Shared Use Survey has closed. Your input and feedback are an important part of this project. For questions, concerns, or to request more information, please email our Active Transportation Planner at kbroadbelt@brantford.ca.

Benefits by User Group

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
Cyclists
  • Sharrows will increase your presence on the roadway and inform drivers that cyclists are allowed to take a lane to travel in
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.