We are very pleased with the proposals for cycling infrastructure in the current plans. We strongly recommend that the cycle tracks and MUTs include intersection treatments to enhance cyclist safety including continuation of the green pavement across the intersections, separate green cross ride areas for cyclists at MUT intersections, proper alignment of curb cuts for cyclists AND pedestrians, and cycling-specific traffic signals to prevent cyclist/motor vehicle conflicts at intersections. We suggest close consultation with the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee during the detailed design stage.
Thank-you for the great work so far.
Vice Chairman, MCAC
Thanks for your feedback, Irwin. We are happy to hear you support our cycling infrastructure recommendations. We'll consider the treatments you suggest above, and will continue to engage with the MCAC as we move forward with the project.
Get rid of the drug addicts, pan handlers and others that now lurk around at the Intersection making waiting for a bus a problem without being asked for money and now this. Not to mention vomit and urinating is some corners. And now this shooting.
Thanks for raising your concerns with us. We'll consider your feedback as we move forward with finalizing the Dundas Connects Master Plan.
I hope bike lanes will be part of the plans for Dundas Street. Is this so?
Thank you for your question, Joan. In Phase 2 of our consultation process, the public emphasized the need for protected cycling infrastructure on Dundas Street. This feedback was considered in drafting the Dundas Connects Master Plan.
Key elements from the draft Master Plan, including recommendations on cycling, will be presented at Dundas Connects' Final Public Meeting on April 12, 2017. We encourage you to attend and have your say! Click here for more info.
Not a question, just some support. I saw that one of the focuses for this objective is improving the safety of this area. I think safety should be the primary concern for this project. I work for one of the gyms on Dundas (and before that I worked at another gym also on Dundas). I had two elderly gentlemen on two separate occasions come in looking for a membership telling me that they love cycling, but it became too dangerous for them. Both said they were victims of hit and runs on Dundas, and one of them was severely injured: he needed a pedestrian to drag him off of the road where he passed out on the sidewalk and was taken away by ambulance with long-term damage to his hip and knee on one side. Everyday I see people drive like maniacs along Dundas between Hurontario St. and Kipling Ave. I myself have almost been hit by drivers speeding, refusing to stop for the lights, or assuming right of way many times. Before trying to beautify Dundas and attract more visitors, I urge the city to first increase police presence in the area, otherwise there will be more casualties to the anarchic drivers that plague Dundas.
Thanks for your feedback, Theresa. We appreciate your support and echo your thoughts on public safety!
I don't have a question, but a few comments for the future of this area:
* keep/add a lot of green spaces
* keep/add public spaces
* please don't build more condos building
* public transit is very important to limit the traffic
* improve traffic or at least keep the flow as is
* have a good mix of housing, parks, shopping and industries
* make the development sustainable and environmentally friendly
Thank you. Good luck for this challenging project.
Thank you for your feedback, Jeremy. Your comments for the future of Dundas will be incorporated into the consultation summary report for Phase 2 - Testing Options. For a summary of Phase 1, visit dundasconnects.ca/resources.
Who is funding this project? Is there a confirmed partner? I saw on the The Dundas Corridor Master Plan pdf that Metrolinx will be funding the study, so would that mean that they're not the ones who's funding this whole project?
Thank you for
your question, Cathy. The Dundas Connects project is funded by the Government
of Ontario, and is supported by Metrolinx, an agency of the province.
Connects project is the responsibility of the City of Mississauga. While we
work closely with other agencies in its delivery, the City alone is accountable
for the project’s outcomes.
A couple questions for you regarding the transit project. 1) estimated capital cost (even a range if possible), 2) estimated day of completion 3) approximate length of transit line in km.
Thank you for your questions, Alicia. The Dundas Connects' Master Plan will guide a vision for transit along the corridor, and will consider all 17 km of Dundas Street, stretching from Oakville in the west, to Toronto in the east. The Master Plan will determine the type(s) of transit that can best be implemented on Dundas, be-it one mode, or a combination of modes. As the capital cost and estimated day of completion of the transit component are dependent on mode, they will be determined at a later date.
We are currently in the "visioning" stage of the project, and are collecting community feedback to inform decision making. Check
out the current opportunities to participate here, and have your voice heard. For more information on the process, and its timelines, please visit the community consultation page.
What is the window for Phase One feedback?
The deadline for Part One feedback is May 31, 2016. We are accepting feedback by phone (905.615.3200 ext. 4471), by email, and online via the tools in the get involved tab.
Thank you for being a part of Dundas Connects! We look forward to seeing your input.