A lack of time and money seems to be hampering a plan to implement bike lanes along the Claremont Access by 2017.
The Hamilton Spectator reports that the city is proposing to put off construction until at least 2018 on the access where 53 year old cyclist Jay Keddy was struck and killed last December.
It was originally stated that the soonest construction could begin was 2017, but a new report suggests focusing on the design and engineering study next year, with construction to begin “post-2017.”
The city has no money budgeted for the estimated $2.3 million project and is running out of time to obtain a Niagara Escarpment Commission permit to allow construction next year.
The city also has a deadline to install a two-way cycle track along Bay Street before March of 2018 or risk losing $300, 000 in provincial funding.