‘Memorial Link’ separated bike lane supported by Council

City Council unanimously supported the Memorial Link tonight. This is an important accomplishment for our city and for over 1,000 Thunder Bay residents who have signed a petition in support of the project.

While Thunder Bay residents shouldn’t expect the Memorial Link to be built anytime soon, it is encouraging that this multi-year project has been set in motion.

“This is a big project and the costs associated with it aren’t insignificant. But if it is included in the planned reconstruction of Memorial as an image route, then it becomes very doable” explained Dean Stamler during the question period that followed his deputation. “A road to nowhere is better than no road at all.”

If the Memorial Link is added to the Active Transportation Plan, any reconstruction of Memorial Ave. and May St. within the Memorial Link corridor will include cycle track infrastructure to physically separate bikes from cars. It is now up to the engineering department to report back on the next steps for the project to go forward.

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