MONCTON, N.B. — A big push will be launched in the new year to get Moncton residents out of their cars and onto bicycles or out on foot.
Soon after the snow clears, signage displaying the city’s bicycle-friendly environment will be installed on a variety of routes. Bicycle racks will be placed outside buildings and at popular destinations throughout the city. Also, after a successful trial run on Codiac Transit buses last summer, bicycle racks will be reinstalled in city buses.
“Education will be centered around drivers and cyclists. We need everyone watching out for one another,” Marie-Claire Pierce, community development officer for the City of Moncton, says.
She said along with neighbourhood and community workshops for all ages, hands-on safety programs for both cyclists and motorists will be held. As well, she said family events like bike rodeos to promote safety will become regular events in the city.
The Active Transportation Plan was initiated after public interest was expressed to develop a healthier, more environmentally conscious community, Pierce says.
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