Hunt Club Widening

Hunt Club Widening

Status: The City has received the feedback given by members of Better South Keys Centre and other community members at the April 21, 2022 public meeting, and is reviewing options to incorporate it. (Updated August 25, 2022)

Summary

The City has proposed a project to spend $2 million to modify the intersection of Bank Street and West Hunt Club Road, a major intersection bordering South Keys Centre. The project as initially proposed includes widening the eastbound approach to add a third eastbound lane that continues to Albion Road and adding a new sidewalk and eastbound cycle track adjacent to the widening. BSKC has reviewed the proposal and does not support it in its current state. It is inconsistent with the Community Design Plan for the area, worsens conditions for vulnerable road users, and offers poor value-for-money, saving drivers an expected 20 seconds of travel time for a cost of $2 million. Our full rationale can be found in BSKC’s letter to the City, dated May 19, 2022.

Our Actions:

  • After learning about the project via Councillor Deans’ blog in February 2022, BSKC contacted the Councillor’s office and requested a public meeting be held (one had not initially been planned)
  • On April 21, 2022, several BSKC members attended the virtual public meeting hosted by the City and Councillor Deans and asked several detailed questions
  • Following the meeting, BSKC formed our opinion on the project and submitted a letter to the City on May 19, 2022, as well as published a blog post to our website on May 20, 2022

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