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Phase Two of The Forks’ Cycle Track Opens

June 24, 2016 8:35 AM | News

The Forks Cycle Track

The Forks’ cycle track (HANDOUT)

The second phase of the cycle track at The Forks has opened.

The track was ready in time for Bike to Work Day on Friday, incorporating a woonerf concept, a shared bike, pedestrian and vehicle roadway.

“This next phase of our cycle track is an important one as it continues to bridge communities of our city while demonstrating a different way that biking can be integrated into our transportation networks,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership.

“Through art, this woonerf-style portion showcases how bikes and vehicles can share the road safely.”

Phase two, which came at a cost of approximately $100,000, extends from the south Main Street entrance of The Forks and is designed to slow vehicles making it safe for bicycles. It features a speed hump with a variety of animated designs created by local artist Takashi Iwasaki.

The Forks has plans to eventually complete a dedicated cycle track throughout its property, connecting the Assiniboine Bikeway to St. Boniface. Future plans also include adding more bicycle parking throughout The Forks site.