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Cycling is Safer with Queen Street Bike Lanes

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The implementation of bike lanes along Queen Street East is making cycling safer and convenient for Sault Ste. Marie riders. The City's addition of bike lanes between Pim Street and Gravelle Street was part of the conversion of Queen Street East from 4 to 3 lanes, with a dedicated centre turn lane.

"The new bike lanes, identified with an image of a bicycle and white diamond, will make it easier for both cyclists and motorists to share the road, and reduce roadway conflicts," says City Planner, Steve Turco. "The painting of the bike lane markings is still underway with completion anticipated in June, weather permitting."

The general public is reminded that bike lanes (1.5m-1.8m in width) are reserved for bicycles, including e-bikes. Motorcycles, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, and pedestrians are not permitted in the lane.

Cyclists and motorists can visit saultstemarie.ca/sharetheroad for info on the proper use of bike lanes.

General guidelines for vehicular traffic:
  • Motor vehicles, with the exception of buses at designated stops and refuse/recycling collection vehicles, are not permitted to drive, park, or stop in a bike lane.
  • Motorists may cross a bike lane to turn right at an intersection or access a driveway.
  • Motorists should not use the left turn lane as a passing lane to pass a moving vehicle.
For additional information, contact the Planning Division at 705-759-5368 or email planning@cityssm.on.ca.
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