The bike lane will be on the southbound side of the bridge and will involve the conversion of one of the lanes into a dedicated protected bike lane with “removable” barriers on a “temporary” basis as part of a pilot project.
This means the total number of vehicle lanes on most of the will be reduced from six to five.
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The plan also calls for the extension of the Nelson Street eastbound protected bike lane on the downtown side of the bridge.
A connection is also planned between the protected bike lanes on Nelson Street and Beatty Street to the bridge’s new protected bike lanes.
Council approved the plan by a vote of 6-3.
The total cost for the project is expected to be $600,000.
More to come…