The City of Winnipeg has begun a nine-month pilot project to see if adjustable bike lane curbs are the way to go to create protected bike lanes.
On Tuesday, August 21 the city began installing adjustable curbs in two areas. Sherbrook Street south of Cumberland Avenue and part of Bannatyne near Old Market Square.
The idea behind the adjustable lanes is that it gives the city the ability to make changes if it needs to.
The city says that using adjustable curbs is more cost effective because they are installed using pins and does not require major work to install a permanent curb in the roadway. The adjustable system is faster to install as well.
The pilot project will assess the feasibility of using these types of curbs across the city to protect bike lanes.
The cost of installation for the two test locations is about $15,000.00
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