City of Greater Sudbury Introduces the Community's First Crossrides!
Oct 25, 2017
The City of Greater Sudbury has opened the community’s first crossride intersections on the Paris Street corridor, as part of the active transportation improvements completed between York Street and Walford Road.
“The City of Greater Sudbury is committed in our efforts to continue working toward becoming a healthier and more bicycle-friendly community,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “These new crossrides provide the opportunity for cyclists to travel more safely and cross the road more conveniently without having to dismount and walk.”
A crossride is a dedicated space at an intersection, identified by unique pavement markings, for cyclists to legally ride their bicycle through an intersection without dismounting. Curb realignment and new crossrides installed at the Ramsey Lake Road and Paris Street, and Centennial Drive, Paris Crescent and Paris Street intersections allow cyclists to remain on their bikes while crossing these intersections. New signs will alert right-turning motorists that cyclists have the right-of-way when travelling straight through an intersection and motorists are required to yield before turning.
The boulevards and intersections from York Street to north of Walford Road on Paris Street have been retrofitted, to better connect with existing cycling facilities through Bell Park and on Ramsey Lake Road. Obstacles on existing boulevards, the paved area between sidewalks and curbs, have been removed to create a clear path for cyclists to reach Greater Sudbury Transit bus stops and destinations in this area, including Science North, Health Sciences North and the Sudbury & District Health Unit. This new cycle track has been completed as part of a long-term plan, recommended in the Transportation Master Plan, to retrofit the boulevards on Paris Street and Notre Dame Avenue, between Regent Street and LaSalle Boulevard, for use by cyclists.
Paris Street Active Transportation Improvements are made possible through the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The Government of Canada and Province of Ontario are cost-matching a municipal investment of $367,500 for infrastructure improvements under the administration of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
For more information about crossrides and their use, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/crossride