Some members of Hamilton’s cycling community are feeling cautiously optimistic about a public meeting on bike lane designs for the Claremont Access.
Johanna Bleeker with Cycle Hamilton says little has been done by the city since the cycling master plan was approved.
“It’s been about seven years since the cycling master plan was introduced and so far the city has only created 11 per cent of the kilometers of bike lanes that were promised in that plan.”
Bleeker adds it’s heartening to see that an information session is being held about the Claremont Access given the lack of momentum and the safety concerns over this particular stretch.
“I would want the cycle lane to be full protected, concrete barriers, very safe.”
Bleeker believes there is an argument for having a two lane cycle track on one side of the road but says she will leave those decisions up to the engineers.
The meeting takes place tonight at the Central Memorial Recreation Centre at 7 p.m.