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Bike Lanes Close for Winter


November 14, 2012 –The City of Thunder Bay’s 30 Kilometers of bike lanes are closing from Nov. 15 to April 30, due to the cost of maintaining them in the winter months. Although Thunder Bay’s bike lanes are closed, drivers should not drive in them.

“There aren’t as many cyclists in the winter, but people are still riding,” said Adam Krupper, City of Thunder Bay Active Transportation Coordinator. “Many people use bike lane routes as part of their daily commute, so driving in bike lanes endangers cyclists.”

In some locations, the inclusion of bike lanes on city roads has resulted in new parking restrictions. When Thunder Bay’s bike lanes are closed, many of these parking restrictions will be lifted, allowing on-street parking. Read the posted parking signs along affected roads to see if parking is allowed.

Thunder Bay’s bike lanes re-open on May 1, each calendar year. By that time, the City Roads crews will have swept the sections of road with bike lanes so that they are free of debris. Parking restrictions will also be reinstated at that time.

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Contact:   Adam Krupper, City of Thunder Bay Active Transportation Coordinator, 625-2163