See Monday afternoon (Tour C-1) for description.
The City of Toronto has made significant investments to facilitate cycling. This tour will provide an opportunity for participants to experience firsthand Toronto's cycling infrastructure on bikes provided by the public Bikeshare program. The tour will commence at a location close to the Sheraton Centre; participants will witness the network and all types of cycling infrastructure constructed across the downtown core, including separated and elevated cycle tracks, contra-flow bike facilities, bike parking and signage.
Union Station, the largest rail passenger transportation hub in Canada, has been undergoing a massive redevelopment and expansion to accommodate increased demand. Participants will enjoy a walking tour of Union Station including the TTC, GO rail station, train shed and bus terminal. The tour will include explanations of plans for areas still under construction, including the new bus terminal development, as well as Regional Express Rail expansion plans. Participants will also experience the skywalk while viewing the Union Station Rail Corridor and signal control tower, and ride the Union Pearson) UP Express to Bloor station.
The Highway 401/Holt Road Interchange is the first in Ontario where ramp terminals are controlled by roundabouts. Participants will learn about good practice and techniques for roundabout design, especially in relation to interchanges. Participants on this tour will observe traffic operations where three closely spaced consecutive intersections are controlled by roundabouts. Participants will also learn about signing and pavement marking for roundabouts in Ontario.
Participants will visit, learn about and experience the first rapidway project creating a seamless bus rapid transit connection along Highway 7 East from Bayview to Markham Centre. The tour will address all aspects of the project including planning, construction, financing, and operations.