City of Campbell River to install new bike lanes along Highway 19A
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There’s some new bike lanes coming to town.
Campbell River city council is moving forward with the installation of bike lanes on both sides of Highway 19A between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Parking on the east side of the road will be removed, while parking on the west side will stay put.
Director of Operations Drew Hadfield says concerns were raised by the public back in the summer as to the lack of bike lanes between the two Avenues.
“The city held an open house to get a better feel from the citizens as to what type of construction they’d like to have along Highway 19A after changes were made to the roadway. This resulted in going back to council this week to recommend removing the parking on the east side of the roadway and installing bike lanes.”
Hadfield says a number of people expressed their concerns when attending the open house and also sent in feedback through an online survey.
The lanes will be installed in the next few months and will provide continuous cycling along the Seawalk through to the Maritime Heritage Centre.
“The work won’t be done until later this spring, as we need the weather to cooperate in order to remove and replace the existing lines that are there,” Hadfield adds.