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Bike Lane Project Gets Provincial Support

Posted by Office of the VP Finance & Admin on September 17, 2014 in News

By all counts, cycling is big at Dalhousie.

More than 10 per cent of Dal students, faculty and staff consider their bicycle their primary form of transportation to school or work, compared to only 1 per cent of Canadians generally. There are more than 900 bike parking spaces across Dal’s four campuses, with 250 added in the last two years. From the advocacy and support role of the Dal Bike Centre, to the student-led initiative to install bike repair stations across campus and around Halifax, there’s plenty happening at Dal in support of those who find their way on two wheels.

Now, Dal’s cycling leadership is poised to go up another gear.

Last Friday, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy announced an investment of $150,000 to support a proposed cycle track pilot project along University Avenue — the first of its kind in Nova Scotia.

The proposed cycle track would be a separated bike lane, installed along the north and south sides of University Avenue, stretching from Robie Street to LeMarchant Street. The track would be separated from the remaining traffic by a wide painted buffer and a physical barrier.

Taken from Dal News; read the article online.