This summer, the City of Mississauga is taking a creative approach to improving safety for road users with the return of its tactical urbanism project Sharing Lanes – and you’re invited to share your feedback and ideas.
Tactical urbanism is an approach to city building that uses affordable, temporary measures to demonstrate different uses of the roadway and public space. This year’s Sharing Lanes project will test new ideas on some of the sidewalks and roadway sections of The Credit Woodlands, specifically around Bert Fleming Park and two nearby schools, to increase safety for vulnerable road users and improve access to Bert Fleming Park.
Plans for the space include:
- Traffic calming measures including piloting a new configuration for the roadway around Bert Fleming Park
- Vibrant designs on the roadway in front of two nearby schools
- Transformed streets where a section of the roadway is replaced with a car-free community plaza space that will provide space for things like seating and community activities
Community feedback is an important part of planning these installations. During the month of April, residents are invited to share their thoughts and experiences online or at an in-person community meeting.
The feedback received will help the City understand what pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and drivers experience when traveling in the area. It will also help prioritize the best way to use the space to enhance the enjoyment and safety of all road users.