Removal of temporary vehicle closure (concrete barriers) on Wall Street near Oxford and Cambridge parks

In September 2020, temporary traffic calming measures were installed on Wall St near Oxford and Cambridge Parks to improve comfort for people walking, cycling and rolling. This full closure used concrete barriers to prevent motor vehicles from short-cutting along the street.

We’ve been tracking and reviewing public feedback about the Slow Streets initiative and the recent traffic calming measures through e-mails, 3-1-1, social media and an online public survey. We want to thank everyone who has provided feedback about the changes and the implementation process.

To address the concerns about the impact of the changes, we will remove the temporary closure in November 2020 until staff can return to have additional conversations about mobility in the neighbourhood.

Over the long term, Wall Street has been identified as part of the Portside Greenway. Greenways enhance the experience of walking and cycling around the city and are designed to be comfortable for all ages and abilities. They include improvements like expanded parks, increased landscaping, public art, and drinking fountains. The Portside Greenway will be developed in stages with a number of opportunities for public consultation.

Click here to view Supplemental design guide explaining design details of the temporary vehicle closure.

Click here to read the notification letter explaining the removal of temporary vehicle closure.

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