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City of Delta eyes better cycling routes

City of Delta eyes better cycling routes

The City of Delta wants to create an updated cycling network that is safe, convenient, and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. Pixabay…

Tuesday, Jan 12

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The City of Delta wants to create an updated cycling network that is safe, convenient, and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. Pixabay

Delta wants to be to more cycling-friendly.

The city is currently undertaking public consultation for a new cycling master plan to develop a well-connected and complete cycling network.

“It will outline strategies, recommend infrastructure, policies, and education to help enable and encourage cycling as a practical and convenient form of transportation,” according to the city.

Council last fall agreed to award a $55,500 contract to a consultant to help identify and evaluate potential locations for cycling infrastructure improvements within the municipality, as well as update the cycling route prioritization model in a study from a decade ago.

In addition, the new cycling master plan project includes verification of existing routes and the development of road cross section drawings for recommended cycling routes, a report to council notes.

A key component of the project involves consultation with the cycling community and public engagement to gain a better perspective on the cycling needs of the community.Residents have until Feb. 5 to complete a survey available on the city’s website at https://www.delta.ca/ .

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