Cycling plan FAQs

While the Brockville Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC) has regularly informed Council and senior staff of the rapid adoption of active transportation plans and on-the-ground implementation in centres across North America and here in Ontario, many residents may not be as aware of the issues and trends.  Many residents may also not be fully aware of the commitments Council has made to active transportation over the last few years.  Watch for a series of posts summarizing “frequently asked questions”, to be posted over the next several days. Some of the questions to be addressed include:

  • Why a cycling network, and why now?
  • What foundation has Council laid? What actions have been committed?
  • What do Ontario residents say generally about cycling?
  • How is a cycling network designed?
  • What are the benefits of a cycling network?
  • What are the benefits to those who choose not to cycle?
  • What about road safety for all, regardless of mode of mobility?
  • Will cycling facilities impede emergency response?
  • What’s the impact on on-street parking?
  • How are intersections redesigned to accommodate cycling lanes?
  • Aren’t some cities removing bike lanes?
  • How do cycling facilities impact property values?

If you have other questions you’d like to see addressed, please use the reply/comment form.

Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.