With the late snowfall this year and the possibility of more to come, the City of Thunder Bay has delayed the official opening of bike lanes.  Bike lanes typically open on May 1 after street sweeping operations have been completed.

The City will continue to monitor the weather conditions and an update will be provided to the public when the bike lanes are clear and open for use. Once the sweeping has occurred and the bike lanes opened, on-street parking restrictions effecting designated bike lanes will be enforced.

With the weather warming, more riders are using the roads, and motorists are reminded to be aware and mindful of riders and share the road by slowing down and moving over for bikes.

Bike lanes are a part of the City’s Active Transportation Network, aimed to help build a healthy, vibrant and equitable community. Benefits of active transportation can range from increasing personal health and wellness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing household travel costs.

For more information about Thunder Bay’s Active Transportation Network, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/activetransportation

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Contact:   Darrik Smith, Mobility Coordinator – Engineering & Operations, 807-625-2163 or darrik.smith@thunderbay.ca