Monday, July 6, 2009

Dieppe takes lead on bike lanes

Moncton Times & Transcript, June 22
Author: James Foster

While some New Brunswick cities grapple with how to integrate bicycle lanes into existing roadways, Dieppe is moving ahead with almost 13 kilometres (eight miles) of bike lanes this summer that will provide key links between existing trails, eliminating dead ends and creating loops.

The issue of bicycle lanes in New Brunswick has been an exercise in the law of unintended consequences. Few people oppose them -- until they lose their on-street parking spot to a bike lane, or lanes for motor vehicle traffic are narrowed or even eliminated to accommodate cyclists.

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