On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, London City Council approved 10 transit and transit-supportive projects to submit for senior government funding consideration. The projects include elements of rapid transit, intersection improvements, and enhanced cycling and active transportation connections.
In February, City Council directed staff to bring forward a list of projects that would be eligible for approximately $370 million in federal and provincial funding designated for transit improvements in London.
To be considered, projects had to demonstrate they could improve the capacity of public transit infrastructure, the quality and/or safety of transit or access to public transit.
Staff proposed 19 transportation projects that meet at least one of these outcomes and enhance transit and improve mobility for Londoners. Members of the public provided feedback on the proposed projects during a special public participation meeting on March 20, 2019, ahead of Council’s decision on transit priorities.
The projects to be submitted include:
- Wellington Gateway
- East London Link
- Downtown Loop
- Expansion buses
- Bus stop amenities
- Intelligent traffic signals
- Adelaide Street Underpass Active Transportation Connections
- Dundas Place Thames Valley Parkway Active Transportation Connection
- Dundas Street Old East Village Streetscape Improvements
- Oxford Street / Wharncliffe Road Intersection Improvements
“These Council-approved projects are all part of the City’s overarching Transportation Master Plan, and will work toward its vision of enhancing all modes of transportation,” says Acting City Engineer Scott Mathers. “Individually and together, these projects will help to improve mobility for Londoners, whether they drive, take transit, cycle or walk.”
More details of the approved transit improvement projects can be found in the Draft List of Potential Transit Projects document.