A helmet-cam tour of Hamilton on bike to work day
It’s bike to work day, and hundreds of Hamiltonians are enjoying some glorious warmth and sun heading to and from work on two wheels today.
CBC Hamilton asked Sean Burak, operations manager for Hamilton Bike Share, to take us on a ride through Hamilton's streets and talk about some of the new infrastructure cyclists will see popping up soon.
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One of the biggest is on Cannon Street. Council voted last September to turn one lane of Cannon Street into bidirectional bike lanes, after a concerted effort from resident group Yes We Cannon. The cycling group pushed for Cannon street as an important east-west route across the centre of the city, one that allows cyclists an alternative to riding along Main or King Streets.
Hamilton’s Public Works Department will also install two-way bicycle lanes along the south side of Hunter Street later this spring, bringing the City’s total on-street cycling network to 155 kms.
On top of this is the SoBi bike share program, which will be rolled out in the city this summer. All in all, it’s an exciting time to be a cyclist.
Watch the video in the player above to see Sean ride on Hunter Street and Cannon Street, all the while talking about how new bike lanes and technology will make the city a better place to ride.