While enjoying a few days in our provincial capital, I was pleasantly surprised to discover more separated bicycle lanes in the downtown core with the recent completion of the Humboldt and Wharf Street routes. (Click on title for pics.)
There are some great road diet and public realm measures taken here in addition to providing cycling infrastructure.
A street closure where Humboldt met Douglas giving way to an urban plaza complete with seating, bike racks and a ping-pong table.
Further down the route, a rework and calming of the vehicular travel lanes where Humboldt, Government and Wharf meet connects to the Wharf street separated bike lanes.
There’s even a bike traffic counter in this new plaza which no doubt will keep ticking over as ridership grows.
And of course, the usual controversy and commentary: ‘I’m not against bike lanes, it’s just that everything you did or would have done is really stupid.’