As part of The City’s commitment to improving the 10 Street N.W. bike lane, the southbound lane has been extended from 5 Avenue N.W. to 3 Avenue N.W., and northbound from 4 Avenue N.W. to 5 Avenue N.W.
The extension allows cyclists to connect to 9A Street N.W. and safely merge with the existing bikeway network, while minimizing traffic delays.
A left turn bike box has been installed at 3 Avenue N.W. to safely get to 9A Street N.W.
The project also includes:
- The flashing yellow pedestrian signal has been replaced with a new traffic signal at 3 Avenue N.W. to improve pedestrian safety, reduce traffic delays for drivers and provide cyclists with a bike turn box to safely connect them to the 9A Street N.W. bikeway via 3 Avenue N.W.
- The bus stop from in front of Shell gas station (between Gladstone Road N.W. and 5 Avenue N.W.) has been moved to the front of RBC (between Gladstone Road N.W. and 3 Avenue N.W.) making it safer for transit users to get on and off the bus; and
- On-street parking has been maintained where possible.
The bike lanes are part of a growing on-street cycling network. Identified in The City’s Pathways and Bikeways Plan implementation map, they connect to existing and future bike routes, while also linking directly to destinations throughout the area, such as:
In October 2011, The City installed the bike lanes on 10 Street N.W., between 5 Avenue N.W. and Cambrian Drive/Northmount Drive N.W., as part of a pilot project. The City monitored and evaluated the new roadway design for the next four seasons and based on increased ridership, determined the bike lanes should be permanent. The pilot project report recommended several improvements including removal of the blue bike turn box at 5 Avenue N.W. and the continuation of the bike lanes to a safer location to help cyclists transition to the 9A Street N.W. bikeway. The bike turn box was removed in 2013.
Bike lanes on 10 Street N.W. were identified in the Council-endorsed 2001 Pathways and Bikeways Plan and are further supported by a number of Council-approved plans and policies:
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