Kelowna Plans Protected Two-Way Bike Lane Along Major Route

(Concept image from Kelowna's planning site)
(Concept image from Kelowna’s planning site)

For those who are interested in staying abreast of developments we could learn from, check out Kelowna’s plan to install a protected two-way bike lane along a busy urban corridor very similar to Laurier Blvd in most respects. As Brockville falls further behind, great examples from other cities become easier and easier to find. On Kelowna’s page, also check out the fact sheet and displayboards linked there.  Read more.

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.

4 thoughts on “Kelowna Plans Protected Two-Way Bike Lane Along Major Route”

  1. I did look at the display board – there are no driveways showing up for that street – also part of the street is industrial buildings –

    1. Sutherland in Kelowna is quite the mix – churches, commercial, many apartment buildings/condos, many detached homes backing onto lanes which emerge onto Sutherland, many detached homes with driveways directly onto the street, a couple of grocery stores, a major shopping mall, and so on. The image from GoogleEarth shows some of this diversity.
      Sutherland in Kelowna

  2. Very nice – but I can’t see any driveways on the street – if we had no driveways on Laurier this would work – but we have lots of driveways

    1. Please take a few minutes to review the display board material. This is a busy urban corridor with the same sort of residential density (driveways!), parking patterns and traffic volumes as Laurier. It does have busier cross streets with major intersections that give them more challenge than we would have. However, I’d wager that driving speeds are more socially responsible there, which does help them in that they have less of a traffic calming challenge.

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