Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 1:00 PM

Bike Lanes to be Painted on Five Streets

Image of a bike riding on a painted bike lane

City Council recently voted to reinstall and maintain painted bike lanes on five streets, in various areas of the city, which are outlined in the 2019 Bike St. John’s Master Plan.

In the coming weeks, unidirectional bike lanes will be painted on the following streets:

Airport Heights Drive (Parker’s Pond Road to Elderberry Place)
Viscount Street (Airport Heights Drive to Shared-Use Path at Portugal Cove Road)
Cowan Avenue (Frecker Drive to Topsail Road)
Mundy Pond Road and Campbell Avenue (Columbus Drive to Cashin Avenue Ext.)
Cashin Avenue Ext. (Mundy Pond Road to Blackmarsh Road)

They will be painted with bike symbols and bike lane diamonds, with parking permitted on one side of the street in most areas. Residents living on the above streets will receive a letter to notify them of the upcoming bike lane painting. This work will begin in the coming weeks.

Vehicles are not permitted to stop or park in bike lanes. Parking enforcement will provide a grace period prior to enforcing illegal parking in newly painted bike lanes.

These streets identified for painted bike lanes align with corridors that are outlined in the Bike Master Plan. They are important connections to existing bike routes or shared-use pathways, helping to create a dedicated network for people cycling in the city.

Further background information is in the attached Decision Note that was presented during City Council meeting on July 12. To review the Committee of the Whole discussion which took place on June 29, see item 15.2 in the agenda online.

The City of St. John’s is committed to building a balanced transportation network to get people and goods where they want to go safely. This project is identified in the City’s Strategic Plan under the goal to expand and maintain a safe and accessible transportation network.