Hamilton Joins Other Cities In Adopting Parking-Protected Bike Lanes

Parking Protected Bike Lane (NACTO)
Parking Protected Bike Lane (NACTO)

As this article relates, Hamilton’s parking protected bike lanes are here to stay, joining Toronto’s recent implementation along Bloor St downtown, Winnipeg (in 2014), Vancouver and many other cities across N. A. The older approach of sandwiching a bike lane between moving traffic and a line of parked cars proved to be excessively risky – when an inattentive motorist opens a door into traffic without looking, a person approaching on a bike has nowhere to go but into the moving traffic. The simple expedient of putting the bike lane between the parking lane and the curb solves the problem, as described in the design documents from the NACTO – the National Association of Transportation Officials. This is a design that will work well on Laurier Blvd in Brockville.

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.