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New bike lane will be named for Jay Keddy, cyclist killed on Claremont Access

A bike lane on the Mountain-bound side of Claremont Access will be named in honour of an avid cyclist who was killed while riding there.

Jay Keddy, 53, was struck from behind and killed in December 2015

Prince of Wales kindergarten teacher Jay Keddy was struck and killed on the Claremont Access in December 2015. (Twitter)

A bike lane on the Mountain-bound side of Claremont Access will be named in honour of an avid cyclist who was killed while riding there.

Hamilton City Council voted unanimously to name the lanes the "Keddy Access Trail" for Jay Keddy, a 53-year-old kindergarten teacher and father of three who was struck from behind and killed in December 2015.

A ghost bike memorial installed at the site where Jay Keddy was killed on the Claremont Access. (Kelly Bennett/CBC)

Councillor Terry Whitehead, who brought the motion, knew Keddy personally and described him as a "role mode."

"He loved his community, he loved his family and he loved his job," he said.

Construction of the $2 million bike lane up the escarpment is to begin next year.

Last September, Guy McPhee, the man who was found guilty of careless driving in Keddy's death was fined $2,000, given an absolute driving prohibition for 120 days and 120 hours of community service over a 12-month probation period.

McPhee, 57, was behind the wheel of his pick-up truck when he struck and killed Keddy.

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