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Monday, July 22, 2013

Cyclists Loving Bike Lanes; Drivers Not So Sure

Cyclists are loving the new bike lane from Tucker Park to the uptown---even though some drivers have their complaints.

Anne McShane of Green Feet tells CHSJ News the Main Street lane is just temporary measure while the Harbour Bridge is being worked on--and the delays really aren't that bad. Main Street, MCShane explains, was designed at a point when the population was expected to swell to over 200,000 people--and the current population just doesn't generate a significant amount of congestion there.

Moreover, McShane says the connection has encouraged a lot more people to get out biking, which is important in a city which is consistently ranked as unhealthy and overweight