Before much of anything happens in this city, survey crews mark out the scene of the
I recently noticed two markings. One is along the OTrain corridor. These markings appear to delineate where the OTrain is being double-tracked in spring, 2013. Double tracking will be required for some portions to handle the additional train sets and more frequent service. Alas, the trains will run very slowly on the double track section between Gladstone and Bayview as the city is not [yet] building Gladstone/Little Italy station. Users will have more frequent, albeit slower, service on the Bayview-Carling segment.
The second set of markings are all through Hintonburg, along West Wellington. The X’s look like they mark the spot for bollards, simple black metal posts inserted in the walk to prevent sidewalk plows from hitting trees or lampposts. In this case, the X’s are marked just upstream of most lamp posts.
On a related move, the City announced that all the new ped lighting posts along Bronson will also be “given” these posts. They add to sidewalk clutter, and detract somewhat from the enhanced pedestrian experience that is supposed to come from having wider sidewalks. Note that they do not protect the lamps from motor vehicles parking along the street.