Have your say on PoMo cycling plan

Port Moody is hosting an open house Wednesday, March 28, on its master cycling plan. - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Port Moody is hosting an open house Wednesday, March 28, on its master cycling plan.
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The city of Port Moody will be presenting a new version of its master cycling plan at an open house next week.

The plan, which incorporates feedback from the cycling plan open house last September, offers "inclusive" bike facilities that would appeal to a broad range of cyclists, said PoMo spokesperson Leslyn Johnson.

"We want to attract new cyclists who may be uncomfortable with riding their bikes as a transportation option," she said in an email.

Several of the routes suggested last fall have changed and will eventually lead to routes that allow cyclists to travel from the southwest portion of the city boundary at Clarke Road, all the way to the eastern boundary on Barnet Highway, using only separated bike paths and quieter local roads. The routes will also connect to future Evergreen Line stations.

The open house will also feature details on how the city will tackle the various construction projects needed to complete the cycling plan.

Coquitlam's strategic transportation plan, presented last November, aims to increase trips made by bike from the current 1% to 3% by 2031. To do so, the plan calls for 150 km of bike lanes, compared to today's 40 km, putting 70% of Coquitlam's urban area 500 m or less from a bike route.


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