PHOTO: New temporary bike lane installed in Mississauga
With fewer people driving due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mississauga is taking advantage of the lull in traffic to make life a little easier for cyclists and pedestrians—and with the weather getting a little warmer, the move couldn’t come at a better time.
Recently, the city announced that a new “active transportation lane” is open on Glen Erin Dr. between Britannia Rd. W. and Aquitaine Ave.
The lane will give local walkers, runners and cyclists additional space to practise physical distancing while outside.
Our second temporary active transportation lane is open on Glen Erin Dr between Britannia Rd West and Aquitaine Ave. It gives local walkers, runners & cyclists the space to practise physical distancing while out for exercise or essentials like groceries & medical appointments. pic.twitter.com/qZBVE8SgRu— City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) May 1, 2020
The lane is the second of its kind in the city. Last week, temporary bike lanes were installed on King St. in Cooksville
Earlier this month, city council started talking about the possibility of temporarily converting live lanes (or at least part of live lanes) of traffic into bicycle lanes.
More temporary lanes could be created in the coming days and weeks.
Photo courtesy of the City of Mississauga
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