The city is implementing temporary bike lanes that will aim to provide an alternative cycling option to recreational trails and help cyclists maintain physical distancing.
As of Saturday, April 18, curb lanes along the following sections of road will be temporarily closed off to vehicle traffic and repurposed for bicycle use only:
- Vodden Street – Ken Whillans Drive to Howden Boulevard
- Howden Boulevard – Vodden Street to Central Park Drive
“Vehicular traffic in Peel Region is down 33 per cent as a result of COVID-19, giving the City a unique opportunity to showcase a part of the planned East-West Cycling Corridor to provide cyclists a safe connection to essential amenities and the City’s trail network,” the city said in a recent statement.
The city says it is working to implement permanent protected bike lanes on these streets in line with the Brampton 2040 Vision and the Streets for People Term of Council Priority.
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“As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, our residents remain our top priority,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“I am proud to say that Brampton is reconfiguring streets and repurposing traffic lanes to give cyclists and pedestrians more room to maintain physical distancing. I encourage people to continue to follow physical distancing recommendations and remain as active and healthy as possible under these trying circumstances.”
Photos courtesy of City of Brampton