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Sudbury’s Second Avenue to get dedicated bike lanes

For Winnipeg cyclists, using bike routes is about to be a lot safer with a bylaw's help.

After public pushback at a meeting in early March that a renovation plan for Second Avenue in Sudbury, Ont., didn’t contain any cycling infrastructure, city councillors have decided to include some.

City Hall in Sudbury has agreed to include dedicated, separated bike lane construction with the summer plan to renovate Second Avenue that will also see a new pedestrian traffic light and new storm sewers.

Originally, the bike lanes were not included because Second Avenue needed five lanes for vehicle traffic, but  Dave Shelsted, director of roads and transportation in Sudbury, seems to have found a way to include the bike lanes to Bancroft Drive while maintaining all five lanes of traffic between Scarlett Road and Donna Drive, Ward 11 Councillor terry Kett told Northern Life.

The community will have another chance to see and discuss the new, revised plan the third week of April.