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Bike lanes called for on new Windsor-Detroit bridge

Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse will demand that bike lanes be part of the $1-billion Windsor-Detroit when he speaks Wednesday at the Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto.
NDP MP Brian Masse claims early designs for the bridge show the potential for bike lanes. (NDP MP Brian Masse/Twitter)

Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse will demand that bike lanes be part of the $1-billion Windsor-Detroit when he speaks Wednesday at the Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto.

He wants the new crossing to follow other examples around the world by accommodating cyclists and pedestrians along with cars and trucks.

"It's part of tourism. It's part of wellness, and it's part of creating an opportunity to actually have the border crossing or having the bridge part of your community and integrated as part of the feature of a community," Masse said.

Masse is scheduled to speak on the topic Wednesday afternoon.

Masse claims early designs for the bridge show the potential for bike lanes.

"They do have in the schematics right now about a five-foot structure that's undefined with regards to what exactly it would be at the end of the day," he said. "I would like to see that a little bit bigger, if possible."

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