Major LRT line promises to be cyclist friendly in Mississauga

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Published June 24, 2024 at 5:32 pm

Hazel LRT in Mississauga is cycle friendly.

Those in charge of building a major light-rail transit line that’ll take passengers all the way from south Mississauga north into Brampton promise the route will also be convenient for cyclists.

When completed sometime early in 2025, the $4.6-billion Hazel McCallion Line will run some 22 kilometres along Hurontario Street, starting at Port Credit GO just north of the lake in Mississauga.

Project leaders with Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of the massive transit undertaking, said in addition to other benefits the route will offer, being cyclist friendly is near the top of the list.

When it opens to the public, the LRT line will offer several features that cater to cyclists, officials note, including:

  • 18 kilometres of new bike routes connecting with existing bicycle routes
  • safe paths from Highway 407 all the way south to the QEW
  • dedicated/multi-use paths along Hurontario Street
  • secure bicycle storage at Port Credit GO station
  • four bicycle boxes at six intersections and 102 new racks

A section of the Hazel McCallion Line in Mississauga. (Photo: Metrolinx)

Bicycle and pedestrian paths on the LRT corridor will come together at the on- and off-ramps for highways 407, 401, 403 and the QEW, “ensuring safe and convenient travel,” Metrolinx officials said in a post to social media.

In Mississauga, north of The Queensway, Hurontario Street will offer dedicated bike paths on both sides of the street, according to project leaders, while south of The Queensway, a multi-use path will be available on the east side of the major route.

As the Hazel McCallion Line continues to take shape, workers in early spring erected the first of more than 40 passenger shelters that will dot the route once finished.

The LRT route will also feature some two dozen stops, including a handful in Mississauga’s downtown core by Square One Shopping Centre where plans for the “downtown loop” have been restored.

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