Why aren't you considering one-way bike lanes on both sides of the Brunswick Street?
We understand that unidirectional / one-way bike lanes are desirable and the often preferred design for bicycle lanes. We have considered the option, however space constraints, specifically south of Sackville Street, prevent the implementation of protected bikeways along this corridor.
The design featuring a bidirectional / two way bicycle lane on the west side of Brunswick Street allows us to maximize the space for all user groups, provide adequate separation to ensure the safety of all users, and provide the best connections to existing and future.
What Are Complete Streets?
Complete Streets is one of the foundational policies of the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP). The objective of the policy is to “meet the needs of all ages, abilities and travel modes in the design and maintenance of streets.” This is achieved through a holistic, flexible and context-sensitive approach to designing new streets or changes to existing streets.
The Complete Streets approach implements multiple design features to accommodate various combinations of transportation modes, including walking, cycling, using transit and driving. The context and intended role of a street are critical factors in establishing a Complete Street design.
I don't ride a bicycle, how to bicycle lanes benefit me?
Providing protected and accessible facilities makes cycling easier to choose. Even if you regularly drive, you may find that Bicycle Lanes offer a great alternative to driving for some of your trips. For example, you may discover that it’s just as fast to get to work riding a bicycle as driving—and you can save money on gas and parking. Or perhaps instead of driving to your destination on the weekend, you choose to take a bicycle. Even if cycling doesn’t make sense for you, the environmental benefits of fewer people using their cars can benefit everyone.