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New Tenth Line Bike Lanes Encourage Safer Cycling

Jun 05, 2013

Cyclists will have a safer ride on Tenth Line with the completion of seven kilometres of new bike lanes from Erin Centre Boulevard to Argentia Road. The new bike lanes will be showcased on Saturday, June 8 during the Ward 10 Ride with Councillor Sue McFadden.

Photo Opportunity:

What: Media are invited to capture photos of the newly completed bike lanes and cyclists on Tenth Line. Tenth Line was identified in the City’s Cycling Master Plan as a primary on-road cycling route. In 2003, bike lanes were added on Tenth Line north of Derry Road and south of Britannia Road. With this latest construction in 2011/2012, 7 km of continuous bike lanes connect the original two sections.

Who:
Ward 10 Councillor, Sue McFadden will greet members of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee and area residents midway through their Ward Ride to celebrate the newly completed bicycle lanes.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, at approximately 10:30 a.m. - Photo opportunity to celebrate the new bike lanes will occur midway on the Ward Ride. The Ward 10 Ride departs at 10 a.m. on a 13.9 km community ride. It will depart from Tim Hortons, 3285 Derry Road West (located at the northwest corner of Derry Road and Tenth Line West).

Where: Jim Murray Community Park at Tenth Line and Erin Centre Boulevard, 5525 Tenth Line West, Mississauga, Ont.

In the event of cancellation due to rain or for further cycling information, please visit:
www.mississaugacycling.ca/ward-rides

Twittercue: New Tenth Line bike lanes will open June 8 during the Ward 10 Ride with Councillor Sue McFadden. www.mississaugacycling.ca

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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