Bike Lane Buzz

What’s all the buzz about?

You may have heard that we’ve installed bike lanes on four streets in Alcona – Anna Maria Ave., Jans Blvd., Leslie Dr. and Webster Blvd. These lanes are a new pilot project to see whether residents use them as a way to get around town.

Why are we doing this?

This bike lane pilot project is a result of community feedback collected over the course of our Transportation Master Plan in 2017. You told us that you wanted more bike lanes in town, and now we’re making it happen. Rather than implement them all over town, we decided to start with a few in order to measure how successful they are first.

What are the next steps?

We'll be adding automated bicycle counters to monitor the usage as well as collecting feedback from the community about their experiences. Next October, we'll do a full review of the pilot and either extend the project permanently, or let the paint fade out naturally.

What’s all the buzz about?

You may have heard that we’ve installed bike lanes on four streets in Alcona – Anna Maria Ave., Jans Blvd., Leslie Dr. and Webster Blvd. These lanes are a new pilot project to see whether residents use them as a way to get around town.

Why are we doing this?

This bike lane pilot project is a result of community feedback collected over the course of our Transportation Master Plan in 2017. You told us that you wanted more bike lanes in town, and now we’re making it happen. Rather than implement them all over town, we decided to start with a few in order to measure how successful they are first.

What are the next steps?

We'll be adding automated bicycle counters to monitor the usage as well as collecting feedback from the community about their experiences. Next October, we'll do a full review of the pilot and either extend the project permanently, or let the paint fade out naturally.

Curious about this bike lane project? Submit a question to us!

Q&A

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  • Kudos to having this done. My only question is if they will be repainted or redone? some of the lines are not straight, or double painted and in the rain they are hard to see in the evening/night.

    Mccluskeyc asked 4 months ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Town with your comments. The Town will be looking into having the lines corrected/ repainted in spring/ summer of 2020.

  • Hey innisfil, plenty of friends and family of mine drive to work daily on the routes that the lines are on. A lot of the times we have to swerve out of the way of parked cars, and have trouble reading the lines. Shouldn’t the bike lanes be on the side of the road? Sometimes the driving lane is too close narrow and close to the parking lane, and the cars don’t even fit into the parking lane most of the time. We think it should just be removed, thanks!

    Burtis1810 asked 4 months ago

    Hello,

    Many of the lines painted are not as per our contract drawings and specifications. The Town will be looking into correcting these lines in the spring/summer of 2020. The lanes were narrowed to slow down the speed of traffic however, the lanes are still wide enough to accommodate various types of vehicles.


  • Will the lines on Webster be repainted? They are fading weeks after installation.

    Stuart.denny asked 4 months ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for your inquiry about the pavement marking completed on Webster Boulevard. The Town will be correcting the lines in the spring/summer of 2020.

  • Just wondering about the bike lanes on Webster...on one side of the road the bike lane is marked beside the curb, on the other side of the road, the bike lane is marked in a middle lane. The bike lane sign on one side indicates bike riders should use a different lane then what is marked. Very, very confusing and unsafe. Car lanes have been compromised (when driving from the 8th towards the 7th) so drivers often straddle lanes. Good idea, poorly painted. Hopefully someone will fix this mess up in the spring. Big waste of money!!

    Shirley Kennedy asked 4 months ago

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your inquiry on the bicycle lanes. The bicycle lanes were painted closer to the middle of the roadway on one side of the road in order to accommodate a parking lane. We will be looking further into the current location of the signs that were installed.

  • will you update and clean the lane? cars don't know where to drive and where to park so it could become dangerous to use the lanes.

    mariafwm asked 4 months ago

    Hi there,

    The Town will be looking into correcting the lanes in the spring/ summer of 2020. Unfortunately, the weather will not allow us to correct them during this time of year. 

  • Will you be repainting the lines this spring in order to evaluate this pilot program? I think it’s a great idea but there needs to be a better job done with the line painting and also, keeping vehicles from parking in the bike lanes.

    Ron asked 2 months ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for your inquiry about the bicycle lanes. The Town will be looking into correcting the lanes in the spring/ summer of 2020. The Town's Parking By-law 028-17 prohibits parking with bicycle lanes.

  • The Jans Blvd and Innisfil beach road intersection was repainted with the bike lanes. The left hand turn lanes on Jans are not aligned with one another. The south bound left turn lane is more aligned with on coming traffic than anything. I use this intersection multiple times a day and I have seen this get not only confusing but dangerous. I am all for bike lanes, but I think this intersection needs to be revisited.

    ShawnEngel asked about 1 month ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for your inquiry on the bicycle lanes that were painted on Jans Boulevard.

    The Town is aware that the lines on Jans Boulevard have begun to fade and/or is no longer present on the roads. The lines were not painted as specified in the contract drawings. The Town is looking into having the lines re-painted in the spring/ summer of 2020 as specified in the original contract drawings. Unfortunately the Town cannot complete any temporary works due to the weather and current wet road conditions. 

  • Please consider adding the dashes so a car can merge to the curbside when making right hand turns. Turning now cuts the bike lane off and goes against everything we learned in driving school. The lanes are currently very confusing, not painted correctly and quite a mess.

    sawnya9 asked 18 days ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for your inquiry about the bicycle lanes. 

    The Town is aware of this issue and is currently working on a plan to have these issues corrected. The line painting that was completed for the various roads in 2019 was not completed to Town standards and the contract drawings. The Town is working on having the lines re-painted in the spring/summer of 2020.