Project update: Gordon Street bike lane painting

Waterloo Avenue to Wellington Street

The City of Guelph will be testing and evaluating Gordon Street southbound bike lane painting to decrease the number of collisions between motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in this area.

Bike lane painting planned for spring 2017

Gordon Street bike lanes will be painted green from the intersection at Waterloo Avenue to 15 meters north of Waterloo Avenue, and from the intersection at Surrey Street to 15 meters north of Wellington Street. Painted lines marking the bicycle lanes will be thicker to increase visibility and wide enough (20 centimetres) to provide some additional buffer from vehicular traffic.

These changes will make bicycle lanes more visible, signaling all road users to use extra caution at intersections and driveways, and reminding turning vehicles to slow down and watch for other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.

Share your thoughts

The City will provide opportunities for feedback from cyclists, pedestrians and drivers after lane painting occurs. Opportunities to share feedback will be posted to the City’s social media accounts, in the Latest Updates section of the project page, and on Mindmixer.

Project updates will be posted at guelph.ca/construction under Gordon Street pilot project: green bike lanes. This initiative to improve the safety of cycling throughout the city is part of the City’s Cycling Master Plan.

For more information

Allister McIlveen,
Manager of Transportation Services
Transportation Services, Infrastructure Design and Enterprise Services
519-822-1260 extension 2275
allister.mcilveen@guelph.ca

Jennifer Juste,
Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
Transportation Services, Infrastructure Design and Enterprise Services
519-822-1260 extension 2791
jennifer.juste@guelph.ca