Making cycling safer in Guelph

Bike Box

The Guelph Active Communities Summit is happening today at the Arboretum and people are gathered to talk about how drivers and cyclists can safely “Share the Road”.

The Bicycle-Friendly Guelph Initiative aims to triple daily cycling trips by 2018 by making it safer and more convenient to ride a bicycle in our community.

On the convenience side, we have added bike racks on our buses – “Rack, Ride ‘n Roll“.

In 2010, we added 24 kilometers of bicycle lanes in large part thanks to the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

We are adding innovative new features like segregated bike lanes on Stone Road (the first in Ontario).  We are also piloting bike boxes (one of the first in Canada) which are a marked space in an intersection to make it safer for cyclists and drivers to share the road.

Don’t know what a bike box is or what to do at them?  Join the club.  You can read more about them and view a cute little video on how they work for drivers and cyclist.

Cycling is a perfect example of thinking globally – dealing with issues like climate change, rising energy costs and peak oil – and acting locally – reducing traffic and congestion, improving air quality and promoting a healthier more active population.

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