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City of Mississauga Demos Green Pavement Marking for Cyclists

Aug 22, 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 enhance the bike lane at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Mississauga Road.

“By using green pavement marking in the bike lane, we are increasing driver awareness of 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 road.”

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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 24, 2011
10 a.m.

Where: Dundas Street West and Mississauga Road
(northbound lane on Mississauga Road)

Who: Chris Fonseca, Councillor, Ward 3
Katie Mahoney, Councillor, Ward 8
City of Mississauga Cycling Office staff
Citizen members of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee

The City of Mississauga’s 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.






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