Monday, April 20, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Final details are being formalized as the municipality prepares for the installation of a much-anticipated bicycle lane along Hollis Street.
Residents are invited to drop in and discuss the new proposal with city staff at an open house on Thursday, April 30, from 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at 1546 Barrington Street, Suite 104 (Downtown Halifax Business Commission).
Public consultation took place last summer on the proposed bicycle lane and several good suggestions were provided to municipal staff. Many of those suggestions are being incorporated into the final design. Those suggestions include:
- The bicycle lane will now be on the left (east) side of Hollis Street and will include a 0.6 metre (two-foot) painted buffer area between the bicycle lane and the vehicle lane.
- There will be no stopping in the bicycle lane during peak hours (7-9 a.m., and 4-6 p.m.)
- Most parking meters on the right (west) side of the street will remain and some may be added. Existing accessible parking spaces on the right side of Hollis Street will also remain.
- There will be a new stop sign on Hollis Street at Terminal Road, which will help with traffic control for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians.
The Hollis and Lower Water Street bicycle lanes were initiated through HRMbyDesign and developed through public consultation as part of the downtown street network changes implemented in 2011. The Hollis Street bicycle lane is the final element of this project.
For more information, visit http://shapeyourcityhalifax.ca.