Share your feedback on the bicycle lane winter maintenance pilot project by completing the maintenance survey.
By Dan Botham
Published January 16, 2014
A bicycle lane winter maintenance pilot project running for the past two winters continues this year. The project involves enhanced maintenance activities for selected sections of the on-street painted bike lanes.
Snow on Dundurn bike lanes (RTH file photo)
The pilot will measure the associated costs and benefits of this enhanced level of maintenance aimed at making these cycling routes safer and more accessible throughout the winter cycling season.
As in years previous, the pilot project does not include specialized snow removal in the bike lanes. It will, however, include ploughing of snow further to the side of the street, anti-icing, street sweeping and additional inspection of the bike lanes in the subject area of the pilot.
The enhanced winter maintenance includes the bike lanes on Sterling Street, Longwood Road, Dundurn Street, and Sanders Boulevard only.
Feedback from cyclists using these routes is an important part of the evaluation of the pilot and the results will inform recommendations for future bicycle route winter maintenance.
Please share your experience with this enhanced winter maintenance by completing the Hamilton Cycling Committee's winter bike lane maintenance survey - as often as you ride the routes.
Share your experience, make your voice heard and let's advance the state of cycling in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Cycling Committee is an advisory committee to the City of Hamilton Public Works Department. We are comprised of citizens - including both recreational and commuter cyclists. We share a common desire to make cycling safe, fun and easy in Hamilton.
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