Four new bike lanes that will help set the City of Red Deer’s future path for commuter bicycling are now open.
The lanes have been installed at Riverside Drive from 67th Street to Three Mile Bend access; Riverview Avenue from 60th Street to 65th Street; Kerry Wood Drive from Fir Street to Overland Place; and Cronquist Drive from 54th Avenue to Webster Drive.
Both commuter and recreational bicyclists are encouraged to try the newly painted bike paths and then let the city know what they think.
The bike lanes are painted on roadways using either solid or dashed white lines and have a stencil painted in the lane of a bicycle with a diamond-shape below the bicycle. The lanes are also clearly marked with roadway signs to indicate dedicated bike lanes are located on the roadway.
The commuter bike pilot program is designed to get input from Red Deerians about bike lanes in the city, what routes they believe would be the most beneficial, and how to increase safety for motorists and cyclists on the road.
The city has not finalized where bike lanes will be installed next year. Information gathered this year from motorists and cyclists will help with decide that. To fill out the survey and get more information on the bike commuter pilot program, visit www.reddeer.ca/bikelanes.