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Bike lanes set to close for winter

By CJ Goater Nov 14, 2023 | 5:16 PM

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With winter right around the corner, the city’s bike lanes are set to close for the season as of November. 15.

Cyclists may continue to use bike lanes and roadways, but during the winter months, bike lanes will not be cleared of debris and may be used for snow storage as necessary.

“All riders choosing to use bike lanes and roadways during the winter are advised to exercise caution,” said Darrik Smith, Mobility Coordinator. “Further, all road users are reminded to be aware of other vehicles, be courteous and share the road.”

As the amount of daylight we see daily lowers, riders are encouraged to use lights, wear reflective clothing, be visible, and use hand signals to communicate with drivers.

Drivers are asked to slow down, provide bikes with a safe distance, and not drive in the bike lanes.

In some locations where on-street parking in bike lanes is restricted during the year, restrictions may be lifted to allow parking. Check signage to confirm that parking is permitted.

The anticipated reopening date for bike lanes is May 1, 2024, if the weather at the time permits.