Bike lane closed: cycling during construction

The "bike lane closed" sign is an all too common sight in Hamilton.

Last year, the months-long closure of the Cannon St cycle track generated a lot of attention, but it's far from being the only example.

With regular road construction occurring across the City, "bike lane closed" signs pop up frequently and often without advanced notice or a safe detour. This can leave people stranded without a safe route for their trip and is not in line with the City's stated objectives of increasing cycling.

In response to the Cannon cycle track closure, and with the entire cycling network in mind, Cycle Hamilton members got together last summer and prepared a position statement with five recommendations for the City.

My full blog post on the topic is available to read on the Cycle Hamilton website.

(Note: I contributed to this project as a volunteer with Cycle Hamilton)

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