The City of London follows the provincially prescribed Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, O. Reg. 239/02.These standards categorize roads, including adjacent bike lanes, into five main classes. Class 1, 2 and 3 take priority. This is based on higher speed limits, the fact that these roads carry the higher volumes of vehicular traffic including bus routes, and are used by people and emergency services to get to hospitals, schools and to travel in and out of the city. Class 4 and 5, which include local streets and some cul-de-sacs, are cleared after the priority roads are complete.
Some examples of streets in London and their designated classes are listed below.
Class 1 – Highbury Avenue, Wellington Road, Exeter Road, Fanshawe Park Road
Class 2 – Southdale Road, Oxford Street, Dundas Street, Wharncliffe Road
Class 3 – Viscount Road, Dufferin Avenue, Colborne Street Cycle Track
Class 4 – Aldersbrook Road, Doon Drive, Tweedsmuir Avenue
Class 5 – Local streets and some cul de sacs