Beginning this week, the City will start installing bike lane bollards on a number of streets to increase the separation between cyclists and vehicles.
Once line-painting for the bike lanes is completed, bollards will be installed on Johnson and Brock streets from Sir John A. Macdonald to Division, John Counter Boulevard from Sir John A. Macdonald to Division, and Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Princess to the Rio Can entrance.
“Bike lane bollards make cycling a safer and more comfortable experience,” said Ian Semple, director, transportation services. “They are just one of the ways we are working to promote active transportation and make Kingston more bike-friendly.”
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According to the release:
Bike lane bollards are used on roads with higher traffic volumes and speed. They add a 0.5m buffer to the existing 1.5m-wide bike lane. They are installed in the spring and will be taken down in the fall before the snow flies.
Learn more at the City’s cycling infrastructure page
Check out this 2015 video on cycling from the City of Kingston: