Special Report: Cycling

Charlton Contraflow Bike Lane Opens

The long-awaited counter-flow bike lane has finally opened on Charlton Avenue West between MacNab Street South and James Street South.

By Kevin Love
Published February 06, 2017

The long-awaited counter-flow bike lane has finally opened on Charlton Avenue West between MacNab Street South and James Street South. As we see in the following photographs, this includes the special "bicycle only" traffic lights at the intersection of Charlton and James Street.

Charlton Avenue looking east with new contraflow bike lane
Charlton Avenue looking east with new contraflow bike lane

Bicycle-only traffic signals for eastbound traffic at Charlton and James
Bicycle-only traffic signals for eastbound traffic at Charlton and James

Kevin is a professional accountant and a retired infantry officer with the Canadian Forces. Kevin keeps encountering people who were students of his father, Dr. Robert Love, who was a professor at MacMaster University from 1977-2008. He lives near Durand Park in Hamilton and is currently Vice-Chair of the Hamilton Cycling Committee.

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