Busy street in Mississauga City Centre will get permanent bike lanes

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Published August 4, 2021 at 3:08 pm

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Bike lanes will become permanent along a busy street in Mississauga’s City Centre.

Partially installed in June as part of a pilot project, the bike lanes will now become part of the urban landscape on Living Arts Dr.

The lanes feature concepts that are new to Mississauga in defining bike routes along city streets. They will be wider than usual and will be guarded by flexible plastic pillars that and will run between the sidewalk and vehicles parking places. A similar design has been in place on Bloor St. in Toronto for several years. The goal is to keep bikes and moving vehicles separated.

The vehicle lanes on the street will be made slightly narrower to accommodate the bike lanes.

New bike racks will also be installed along the route with the expectation that it will encourage more people to cycle by providing a place where their bikes can be safely locked up.

As well, commissioned art murals will be designed and created along Living Arts Dr. as part of a general cultural overhaul of the area.

The bike lanes will run between Rathburn Rd. W and Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

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