Could the installation of a protected bike lane on South Park Street result in a safer travel experience for commuters in the area? Whether you walk, bike, take transit or drive, the municipality is interested in finding out how your preferred mode might shift with the introduction of this new infrastructure.
Regional Council has asked staff to monitor the street and collect data for two years following the bike lane build and then compare and evaluate those analytics to existing baseline data.
Desired outcomes of this study include an increase in cycling, transit and pedestrian activity, and a decrease in motor vehicle volumes and speeds, with the hope of fewer, or no, collisions in the area.
The project will be implemented in phases over the next couple of years and the collection of this information will help to inform future Integrated Mobility Plan projects.
For more information, read the staff report.