Hoping for safer, alternative modes of transportation, the Comox cycle land project is officially completed.
The Town hopes the 1,800 metres of dedicated cycle lanes along Comox Avenue and Comox Road will lead to increased cyclist safety, help to reduce vehicle congestion and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Mayor Paul Ives said in a press release that Comox was first in the area to implement conflict zones by painting certain sections of the cycle lanes with a distinctive green colour.
He added the coloured conflict zone raises the awareness level for both cyclists and drivers resulting in improved cycles lane awareness and improved safety for all.
The project received a $375,000 contribution from the province’s Towns for Tomorrow grant program, while the the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure also provided $70,000.
An official unveiling is scheduled for Friday (Sept. 23) at the Comox hill near Glacier View Drive at 11:30 a.m.