North Bay, ON – Aug. 19, 2021 – Painting of new bike lanes along Main Street West will begin this week as part of the finishing touches of the West Link multi-use pathway.
Once completed over the next several days, parking will be restricted on both sides of Main Street West between Timmins Street and the intersection at Main Street West, Memorial Drive and Murray Street, with the exception of an area designated for short-term stops only. Parking signage will be installed as part of the work.
Also, a new bike box at the Main Street West, Memorial Drive and Murray Street intersection will be added in the near future and will be identifiable to drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians by a green road marking. It will be accessible via Memorial Drive.
A bike box is a designated area at the head of a traffic lane at a signalized intersection that provides cyclists with a safe and visible way to get ahead of queuing traffic during a red-light signal.
Bike boxes are aimed at increasing visibility of cyclists and helping both cyclists and drivers to share the road.
Vehicles are required to stop behind the green bike box, and are not able to make right hand turns on red at intersections where bike boxes are present. During green lights, cyclists have priority through the intersection.
This new type of active transportation infrastructure is being introduced as part of the City’s ongoing effort to make North Bay a more bicycle-friendly city.
For more information, please visit: https://www.northbay.ca/our-community/active-transportation/