The detour for pedestrians and cyclists on Holland Avenue is changing on Tuesday, September 4.
The revised detour will provide a painted 1.5-metre wide cycling lane on each side of Holland Avenue from Kenilworth Street to Tyndall Street. Through most of the corridor, this will include a painted 0.5-metre buffer between the cycling lane, the travel lane and parked cars. Flex posts will be installed in the buffer zone to provide visual cues for both drivers and cyclists. The City will continue to permit schoolchildren to cycle on the west sidewalk.
Parking will remain on the east side of Holland Avenue from Kenilworth Street to Sherwood Drive and on the west side from the Fisher Park school intersection to Tyndall Avenue.
To help maximize safety for all users, on July 11, 2018, Council approved a reduction in the speed limit on Holland Avenue, between Kenilworth Street and Tyndall Street, from 50 km/h to 30 km/h, and that the school speed zone of 40 km/h be removed during this temporary detour.
The detour will remain in place until the completion of the Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge in 2020.