Spotlight on Infrastructure
This is the first in a series of posts to inform you of changes and improvements in cycling infrastructure. Over the past year, with the help of provincial grants, we have seen significant investment in bike lanes and trails. This Spotlight on Infrastructure series will bring you reviews, videos, stories and photos of cycling infrastructure throughout Windsor and Essex County.
NOTE: The new Provincial government has recently canceled the program of municipal grants that was helping to improve and expand cycling infrastructure.
PROJECT NAME – Pillette Road – Tecumseh Road E. to South National Street: Bike Lanes
This project added bike lanes to a busy section of Pillette Road, providing cyclists with increased safety along 8 blocks of this north/south corridor. The bike lane proposal was not popular with some residents who argued against it at City Council. Bike Windsor Essex provided Council with the benefits of the project.
“Several councillors tried to have the plan postponed until an ongoing transportation plan is complete in order to see how Pillette fits into the overall needs of the city. Several residents also argued to stop the addition of bike lanes in order to preserve parking along the road. But the call for improving safety for cyclists prevailed.” CBC News, Aug 8, 2017
Pillette Road bike lanes in the news. Click on the thumbnail to get the story.
The Pilette Road bike lanes will connect with new bike lanes on Seminole (from Pillette to Walker Road) which are partially complete as of the date of this post. Click on the image below to take a drive along the Pillette Road Bike lanes, from Tecumseh Road E to the CN Tracks.