To encourage cycling, the City of Campbell River will be installing bike lanes on Hilchey Road, from Highway 19A to South Dogwood Street. The east and westbound bike lanes will connect the multi-use path along South Dogwood Street to the Seawalk along Highway 19A. They will pass Timberline Village, Penfield Elementary School, and near the Sportsplex with the skate and bike park.
To make room for the bike lanes, parking will be selectively removed on Hilchey Road. Parking will be removed on the south side of Hilchey Road from South Dogwood Street to South Alder Street. Parking will also be removed on the north side of Hilchey Road from South Alder Street to Highway 19A.
The new bike lane on the north side, from South Dogwood Street to South Alder Street will be placed next to the curb; the parking lane will be between the travel lane and the bicycle lane. This design, although less commonly used, is much safer for cyclists on this type of road. From South Alder Street to Highway 19A, the south side of Hilchey Road will include the bike lane next to the curb; the parking lane will be between the travel lane and the bicycle lane.
“Building safer infrastructure for cyclists, benefits the entire community,” says Director of Community Planning and Livability, Elle Brovold. “More bikes on the road means less pollution and congestion, fewer collisions, and healthier individuals and communities. The additional bike lanes on Hilchey Road will link existing bike routes, join destinations and create safer cycling in Campbell River.”
Installation is scheduled to begin the week of September 19, 2022. Follow all signage in place, and proceed with caution in the work area. Drivers are reminded to drive with care and attention during and after the work, and not to park in the bike lane.
For more information, visit www.campbellriver.ca/city-services/roads-transportation-parking/transportation-options/cycling.
Contact: Melissa Heidema, Transportation Specialist | 250-286-5721 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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