Lanark County Paved Shoulders Rolling Smoothly

shouldersLanark County reports that two years into their paved shoulders policy they’ve already covered 27% of their roads and they’re on track for $600,000 in annual maintenance savings and a 16 year payback on the capital costs. This good news does not include the deeper societal savings from reduced motor vehicle crashes – savings in insurance, emergency response, health care, lost wages and yes, lives.  Nor does it include the benefits of a safer environment for those walking and cycling.
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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.