Aug 08, 2011
The City of Mississauga is moving forward on its commitment to adopt a safety first approach
to cycling by testing a green pavement marking that will make the bike lane at the intersection
of Dundas Street West and Mississauga Road more noticeable.
By paving the bike lane green we are increasing driver awareness to the presence of
cyclists, said Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, manager, Cycling Office. We chose this
location to begin with as it has a bike lane that is positioned between a right turn lane and
through traffic, which can be a challenge for both cyclists and motorists navigating the
What: Cyclists will be present to demonstrate how the new marked
bike lane helps to separate motorists and cyclists and promote a safe cycling experience.
When: Wednesday, August 10, 2011,10 a.m.
Where: Dundas Street West and Mississauga Road (northbound lane on Mississauga
Chris Fonseca, Councillor, Ward 3
Katie Mahoney, Councillor, Ward 8 (tentative)
Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, Manager, Cycling Office
Citizen members of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory
The City of Mississaugas Cycling Master Plan focuses on developing cycling as a way of life
in the City, building an integrated network of cycling routes and aims to adopt a safety first
approach to cycling. The full Master Plan can be viewed at: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/mississaugacyclingplan.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000
businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional
head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of
Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for
Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering
value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
Alexis Fung Fook
Public Affairs Consultant