Delta council has given civic staff the go-ahead to come up with a conceptual design for new cycling lanes on 12 Avenue between English Bluff Road and 56 Street in Tsawwassen.
New cycling lanes were completed this summer on 12 Avenue between 56 Street and Boundary Bay Road.
The cycling lanes feature a painted buffer that provides an additional separation between the cycling and vehicle lanes as well as high-visibility green paint to demark traffic conflict zones at driveway entrances.
A staff report notes the new cycling lanes provide connectivity with the exiting cycling lanes on Boundary Bay Road and connect cyclists to Boundary Bay Regional Park, Southlands and the Boundary Bay neighbourhood.
Staff received positive feedback from residents as well as the Delta HUB cycling group.
The city is also currently undertaking a new Cycling Master Plan for Delta.
The report notes that from public consultations earlier this year on the master plan, the majority of respondents said they’re cycling more since the start of the pandemic.
“Respondents also noted that one of the top barriers to cycling is the lack of dedicated on-street cycling lanes and one of the top ways to encourage more cycling is to fill in the gaps in the cycling network and provide more on-street cycling lanes.”