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Pinch Point #3: Pickering Village in Ajax from Elizabeth Street to Rotherglen Road

Study Area:

A map of the study area showing the extent of the Pickering Village pinch point, from Elizabeth Street to Rotherglen Road

Key considerations for the Pickering Village pinch point are:

  • High forecasted eastbound traffic volumes in 2041 

  • Numerous cultural heritage resources

  • Future development and transportation network upgrades

  • Buildings located close to the property line

Technically Preferred Option: Centre-median (4 Lanes)

 

A conceptual cross-section that illustrates the lane configuration of the transit priority measures option on Kingston Road in Pickering Village.

Cross-sections are conceptual

 

pros

  • Provides priority for transit, improving speed, reliability, comfort and convenience 

  • Minimizes potential impacts to cultural heritage resources

  • Supports future development and future transportation network upgrades

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  • Reduces capacity for general traffic and goods movement, may not be suitable for afternoon eastbound traffic 

  • BRT shares curbside lane with local transit, resulting in delays and longer travel times