We want your input on the separated bike lane network pilot project!
We want your input to help inform the Separated Bike Lane Network Pilot Project. The project will pilot a set of different types of separated bike lanes to gain a better understanding of how it influences existing and future cyclist behaviour. We also want to determine appropriate methods of construction and maintenance for similar Regional projects in the future.
A separated bike lane is a designated and protected travel lane for bicycles along a road, which provides separation to create space for people on bikes away from moving or parked vehicles. This temporary network of separated bike lanes will provide direct, safe routes connecting neighbourhoods, transit hubs, employment areas, and other destinations.
The Separated Bike Lane Network Pilot Project aims to:
- Test separated bike lanes along some roads;
- Evaluate different types of separated bike lanes;
- Encourage more people to cycle;
- Connect cycling to destinations; and
- Consult with a broad range of stakeholders.
The Project Team consulted the Regional Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) to identify a "long list" of study areas and, through a comprehensive screening process, Uptown Waterloo (Study Area 17) was identified as the Preliminary Preferred Study Area to implement the pilot project. For a complete list of criteria to screen potential study areas, please see the Public Consultation Centre Information Package.
The pilot project will run from Spring 2018 to Fall 2019. At the end of the project, the Region will use the data collected to evaluate the pilot project and determine next steps, such as remove the separated bike lanes, make them permanent, or take some other action.
You can also provide input at one of the following Public Consultation Centres:
December 12, 2017: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Albert McCormick Community Centre (Community Room), 500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo
- December 14, 2017: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Waterloo Public Library (Main Branch, Auditorium), 35 Albert Street, Waterloo
For more information, please see the Public Consultation Centre Information Package.
- If you have any questions, or to be added to the study mailing list, please e-mail Geoffrey Keyworth or call 519-575-4089, TTY: 519-575-4608.