Penticton rolls out bike plan

It is really wonderful to see our city start to embrace the spirit of promoting safe cycling

In May, our city council approved Penticton’s bike network program after more than one year of public consultation and planning.

Cyclists first noticed the addition of green coloured bike boxes at six busy intersections around town. They serve to remind drivers that bike lanes are considered a traffic lane and must be treated as such when vehicles are crossing over them for turns, parking etc. We are excited to see the new lanes and developments that the city plans to put in place since the approval of this new program.

Another thank you goes to Argo Road Maintenance for their great service this past month. When the company was requested to sweep the accumulated gravel off the road and shoulders to Naramata, they responded immediately with a sweep and a cheery follow-up phone call.

Local and visiting cyclists appreciate such attentive follow-up and a safe, clear area to enjoy their ride, while trying to stay out of the flow of traffic.

Finally, we want to thank all our volunteers and sponsors that helped with the fifth annual Penticton Bike to Work Week event. This popular event gets bigger every year and couldn’t be done without help.

It is really wonderful to see our city start to embrace the spirit of promoting safe cycling for the locals and visitors to our city.

Penticton & Area Cycling Association