Adelaide Street/CPR Grade Separation PIC #3
What is this Study About?
- Adelaide Street is part of the neighbourhood fabric and area residents frequently walk and cycle to parks, schools, businesses and shopping areas.
- The street also supports broader travel across the city and will play a more important role with the proposed rapid transit on Richmond Street.
- This is CPR’s main line supporting regional train movements, and the CPR yard adjacent to Adelaide Street which utilizes the tracks for shunting trains (pushing or pulling a train or part of a train from the main line to a siding, or from one track to another), resulting in frequent blockage of Adelaide Street.
- The City has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to look at options, considering:
- The needs of all corridor users: vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, CPR
- Surrounding communities: heritage conservation districts, heritage properties, McMahen Park, community mobility and connectivity
- Traffic operations and the potential need for turning lanes at select locations
- Changes in access to local roads
- Continued revitalization of the community through unique urban design.
Input and Comments from PIC #2
The City of London will host a total of three Adelaide Street Public Information Centres (PICs). These events create opportunities for our study team to collect feedback from Londoners on a variety of questions about the type of grade separation.
What we've Heard so far:
- Underpass should be accessible during and after construction
- Cyclists would prefer a dedicated bike lane
- Maintain Pall Mall St. connection to Adelaide Street
- Minimize impacts to McMahen Park
- Reduce cut-through traffic onto the local roads and neighbourhoods (especially during a train blockage)
- Provide more signalized intersections and dedicated right-turn lanes north and south of the underpass
- Find ways to make pedestrians feel safe when walking through the underpass in the evenings
The Underpass Alternative
There is a strong preference for the underpass alternative on Adelaide Street. Here's why:
- Londoners don’t want obstructed views
- Minimizing traffic noise is highly preferred
- Avoid the separation of neighbourhoods
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