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    Bike Lane Implementation

    1. What are the benefits of incorporating bike lanes?
    2. What is Complete Streets?
    3. Are the bike lanes suitably designed?
    4. What type of disruption can residents expect?
    5. What if road work is delayed?
    6. Where is the future bike lane integration being implemented?
    7. What is Capital Works, and how is bike lane implementation funded?
    8. Where have bike lanes been integrated within Halton Hills?
    9. How about bike safety?
    10. How about Winter Parking?
    11. What is the Cycling Master?
    12. Rules of the Road - Highway Traffic Act (HTA):
    13. Who should residents contact if they have a question or a concern?
    14. Uncontrolled crosswalks?
    15. Is there more School Crossing Guard information?
    16. Is on-street parking affected?
    17. What is pavement marking removal?

     

    What are the benefits of incorporating bike lanes?

    The benefits are reduction of motor vehicle operating speeds (traffic calming), reduces pedestrian crossing distance, promotes alternative mode of transportation, provides identified space for cyclists, connects to existing bike paths/trails and promotes healthy living (active transportation).

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    What is Complete Streets?

    A Complete Street is defined as a street that is designed for all ages and abilities, designed for universal access specifically to accommodate safe and comfortable access for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and drivers. More information can be obtained by the contacting the Manager of Transportation and Development Engineering, Maureen Van Ravens at 905-873-2601 ext. 2313 or email: maureenv@haltonhills.ca.

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    Are the bike lanes suitably designed?

    Yes, the width of the lanes are designed within acceptable standards ensuring public safety.

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    What type of disruption can residents expect?

    For a short period of time residents may experience disruption such as noise and dust during the removal of the existing lane markings (during the day) and implementation of the new lane marking (overnight). Certain sections of the road will be inaccessible, but clearly marked. The Town’s Traffic Coordinator, Mathew Roj, will be supervising the contractor during all phases of the project to ensure health and safety are maintained. Contact: matthewr@haltonhills.ca or call 905-873-2601ext. 2215

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    What if road work is delayed?

    The Town will hand deliver a notice informing residents of any major delays, next steps, and continue to communicate with the affected homeowner.

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    Where is the future bike lane integration being implemented?

    The Town intends to evaluate Argyll Road, a roadway identified in the Town’s Cycling Master Plan, for the feasibility of incorporating cycling lanes linking Eight Line, Miller Drive and Mountainview Road.

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    What is Capital Works, and how is bike lane implementation funded?

    The projects are funded from a combination of Federal Gas Tax and the Town’s Capital Program, which is approved annually by Council.

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    Where have bike lanes been integrated within Halton Hills?

    On-street bike lanes were implemented on Danby Road (east of Mountainview Rd. S.), Barber Drive (south of Danby Road, east of Mountainview) and Queen Street (Hwy 7) (Eastern Avenue to Churchill Rd.).

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    How about bike safety?

    Halton Regional Police Service through the North Halton Injury Prevention Committee will undertake a bike safety workshop during the Bike to Market public event. Town’s Infrastructure Services – Traffic division will provide additional bike information, safety tips and discuss the proposed bike lane implementation process.

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    How about Winter Parking?

    Halton Hills allows a maximum parking duration of 5 hours, unless otherwise posted. During winter time, overnight parking prohibition is in effect between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

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    What is the Cycling Master?

    The Town of Halton Hills has developed a comprehensive Cycling Master Plan to guide the Town in implementing a Town-wide cycling network over the next 10 years and beyond. The Cycling Master Plan document was adopted by Council in 2010, and is located on the Town's website: http://www.haltonhills.ca/initiatives/cyclingMP.php

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    Rules of the Road - Highway Traffic Act (HTA):

    Bicycles are designated as vehicles under the HTA and as such are required to obey all the same rules and regulations as automobiles when being operated on a public roadway. It is important to note that even when bike lanes are provided, cyclists are not obligated to use them. Should they choose to do so, cyclists are legally permitted to travel with mixed traffic in a standard motor vehicle travel lane.

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      Who should residents contact if they have a question or a concern?

      All inquiries should be directed to the Manager of Transportation and Development Engineering, Maureen Van Ravens at 905-873-2601 ext. 2313 or email: maureenv@haltonhills.ca.

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        Uncontrolled crosswalks?

        Based on the Bike Lane Implementation project, travel lanes for motorized vehicles will be narrowed. Therefore, the conflict area between pedestrians and motor vehicles will be reduced and pedestrian safety improved. Uncontrolled crosswalks will be retrofitted with warning tab signs indicating “Pedestrians Wait for Gap” message. Pedestrians must yield to motorized vehicles on Miller Drive and only cross the road when it is safe to do so.

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          Is there more School Crossing Guard information?

          School entry and dismissal times managed by each school board are provided on their websites. Staggered dismissal times would benefit traffic distribution and reduce traffic congestion in front of the schools. The Infrastructure Services department manages the School Crossing Guard program. Contact the Public Works at 905-873-2601 ext. 2610, or carmellad@haltonhills.ca for more information. For the complete listing of school crossing guard locations and services times, visit: www.haltonhills.ca/schools.

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          Is on-street parking affected?

          For more information regarding the Town of Halton Hills Uniform Traffic Control By-law No. 1984-0001, visit: www.haltonhills.ca/parking or call the Municipal Law Enforcement Coordinator 905-873-2601 ext. 2330.

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          What is pavement marking removal?

          It is the removal of old paint (water-based) and/or durable paint (plastic).

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