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La Salle Causeway “Sharrows” will remind road users to share the road

May 29, 2013 -

Sharrows – symbols painted on the road are being added to the La Salle Causeway to provide cyclists with a cycling line of travel guidance and to remind motorists and cyclists.

Sharrows will be painted in both travel lanes of Ontario Street between The Tragically Hip Way to the east side of the green lift bridge. Sharrows will be painted overnight on Sunday, June 2 (weather permitting) to avoid traffic delays.

The addition of the Sharrows, one of the tools used in the City's cycling network, along with the increased signage will not change the use of the road but will assist cyclists in navigating through the corridor.

"Adding Sharrows to the La Salle Causeway should help encourage more Kingstonians and visitors to choose cycling as a great way to get where you are going in Kingston," says Dan Franco, City Engineer. "The La Salle Causeway is a beautiful and historic part of Kingston that connects Fort Henry, RMC, and CFB Kingston to the downtown. As such, it attracts a high volume of cyclists".

While the La Salle Causeway is owned and operated by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), the City has been working with PWGSC to implement this Sharrow cycling initiative. "It's great to receive support from the Federal Government for this project and we all look forward to the project's implementation very soon," says Franco.

The City first introduced Sharrows in the summer of 2011. With guidance from Cycling Kingston, Kingston Coalition of Active Transportation and the Kingston Velo Club, the Sharrow drawings have been fine-tuned to the La Salle Causeway location. 

"The Sharrows will be in place will be just in time for several cycling related events taking happening in June such as Cycling Week, the Commuter Challenge and the Shoreline Shuffle," adds Franco.

For more information on the City's cycling plans and road sharing see www.cityofkingston.ca/cycling.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.