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.
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…