Bridge Street West Cycling – Phase 1 Now Open
Posted: August 01, 2018
The City of Belleville held a ribbon cutting on August 1, 2018 to celebrate the completion of the new Active Transportation Path constructed on Bridge Street West from Yeomans Street to Centennial Park. This Phase 1 section of the Bridge Street West Cycling Route included the installation of new traffic signals at the Bridge Street West / Palmer Road intersection and connects to the Yeomans Street bike lanes in the east and the existing trail through Centennial Park in the west.
This project was partially funded by the Government of Ontario through Climate Action Plan funding through the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program. Its purpose is to support greenhouse gas reduction by supporting an increase in commuter cycling.
The remaining phases of the Bridge Street West Cycling Facilities will create a designated cycling route from downtown Belleville to Loyalist College. The overall project is a four kilometre route and is budgeted at $2,800,000.
“This paved pathway is to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists," says Mayor Christopher, "and connects to the City cycling network we’ve been building. The path provides a critical east/west cycling link. We are pleased to see another segment of our cycling route completed, providing residents, workers and visitors a viable travel option.”
“Cycling is a fun, healthy way for us to get from place to place,” added the Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Government and Consumer Services and Government House Leader. “With this new cycling route in our beautiful City of Belleville it is now safer to do so. This cycling route is supporting the increase of commuter cycling which is a good way to attract people to the City and experience all it has to offer. Congratulations on finishing this project.”