Consultation on the South Park Street bicycle lane

South Park Street Bicycle Lane Consultation Poster
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The city is holding a consultation on the South Park Street bicycle lane. Be there to say YES to a protected bicycle lane along the entire street.

south park street bicycle lane consultationJoin the city for their South Park Street bicycle lane consultation on April 25 from 7-9pm at the Halifax Central Library. There will be a brief presentation at 7:30pm, but you can come and go at any time. Staff are looking for feedback for potential changes either in 2016 or 2017 to extend the bike lane south to Inglis Street.

We need your support - show up at the meeting and ask for the bicycle lane to be protected.

According to the city, staff have an option to make the bicycle lane parking-protected, as show in our image below. It is our understanding that this will cost the same as providing a buffer in the door zone, which would leave cyclists vulnerable to collisions with cars.

protected bicycle lane south park

Whether the city puts a parking-protected bicycle lane or an unprotected lane on the section from South to Inglis, they will be removing 25 parking spaces and relocating them to side streets. What's the point of removing parking if it's not done to provide safe cycling that is attractive to people of all ages and abilities? 

Make your voice heard: Halifax cyclists want safe, protected bicycle lanes.

When
April 25th, 2016 7:00 PM through  9:00 PM
Location
5440 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax Central Library
Room 301
Halifax, NS
Canada
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Contact
Phone: 902 802 8004

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3 comments on “Consultation on the South Park Street bicycle lane

  1. Ashleigh says:

    Better driver education is needed for how to park by a painted door buffer zone. Just rode down Rainnie Drive this afternoon and found that the majority of cars had parked over the painted buffer zone, thus providing no buffer between an open car door and a cyclist.

    1. Ben Wedge says:

      Yeah! We’d like to see some more paint to make that clear and a few other little tweaks – it should be intuitive for the driver to not touch the painted buffer line.

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