Forest Hills Parkway-Complete Streets Project
Phase 1 of enhancements to the Forest Hills Parkway and Cumberland Dr. finished up in late fall 2019. Improvements were made to safety, accessibility and trips times for walking, bicycling and transit service. The former asphalt sidewalk has become a multi-use pathway for walking, rolling and cycling that is now separated from vehicular traffic. Transit improvements included accessible bus stops, new lay-bys and transit priority measures. These enhancements give residents eco-friendly options, using transit and/ or active transportation, when visiting commercial and recreational facilities in their neighbourhood. (Main Street to Chameau Crescent)
Work on Phase 2, from Chameau Crescent to Cole Harbour Road and then on Cumberland Drive to Colby Drive will begin in 2020. At that time, new traffic signals will be installed at Chameau/Flying Cloud. There will also be safety improvements made to the crossings at Cole Harbour Road for pedestrians and people on bicycles. This project applies a complete streets approach to create safer and more accessible environments for all road users, with an emphasis on active transportation and transit - an important goal of the Integrated Mobility Plan.
Future enhancements will include improved connectivity with the adjacent Trans Canada Trail system on the Cole Harbour Commons through to the Bissett Greenway.