Tuesday, April 25, 2017

City of Quesnel marking new bike/pedestrian routes

Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:

The City of Quesnel is catching up with the rest of Canada and the world by helping motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safely travel to their destinations together. As an outcome of the City’s Active Transportation Plan, and working with a stakeholder group, the City is marking new bike and pedestrian routes.

City crews are currently painting share the road signs called “sharrows” on the roadway in areas of the City. Sharrows mean the whole lane is shared between vehicles and bicycles. These are used to help cyclists reduce the risk of hitting road edge hazards, such as the open door of a parked vehicle.

Sharrows create routes for cyclists to travel safely while also creating a well-connected and accessible community. A map showing the key cycling routes will be available on May 1 at quesnel.ca.

The City is currently putting together a share the road web page that will be launched in the next couple of weeks. The webpage will include information for both cyclists and motorists and will have tips and maps to keep everyone safe while traveling.

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson stated:

I appreciate the insights provided by our stakeholder group and hope everyone will learn to share the road safely

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