The Hamilton Cycling Committee is drawing a link between dedicated bike lanes and more cyclists throughout the city.
The committee’s annual report to the public works committee says cycling has increased by 63% in recent years, as 153 kilometres of new bike lanes and 143 kilometres of new major trails were added across Hamilton.
Committee spokesperson Sharon Givens, addressing the committee on Monday morning, added that one of the priorities now is making sure those bike lanes and trail systems connect.
Givens says it’s very difficult when you’re out for a ride, suddenly come to the end of a bike lane and think “what next”.
In some cases, committee members have taken councillors on bike rides through their wards to identify priorities.
They’ve also taken out bus ads and handed out 12 thousand magnets as part of the “Share The Road” campaign.