Monday, April 28, 2008

York Statement: Bikes belong

City cutting lanes on York to make room for bikes

Work is under way to create bike lanes on York Boulevard.
The speed limit along the city entrance has already been reduced from 70 km/h to 50 as part of the transformation.
Crews are sandblasting the existing painted lines to make room for a new dedicated bike route and realigned traffic lanes.
There will still be four lanes for cars from Dundurn Street to the Highway 403 ramps. Beyond the High Level Bridge to Burlington, where the speed limit remains 70 km/h, traffic lanes will be reduced from four to two.
The project, which has been in the works for more than three years, is intended to encourage more residents to use alternative transportation.
“It makes a statement about the kind of city that we are,” said Hart Solomon, manager of traffic engineering and operations.

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