By Matthew Frank Kot
Sault Ste. Marie's city council approved a plan that would reduce Queen Street from 4 lanes to 3 lanes, using the leftover space to create bike lanes. The road will not be repaved, but the lines will be repainted.
Many people have been advocating for bike lines for years. I myself used to write blogs about the issue. The city's hub trail system doesn't cover major roadways, meaning that cyclists have to share lanes with motor vehicles on Second line, Wellington Street, McNabb Street, Wallace Terrace, etc. Hopefully these roads are studied to give cyclists their own lanes as well.
About The Author
Matthew Frank Kot was born and raised here in Sault Ste Marie. He first starting writing articles for Soonews.ca in early 2008, becoming the city's youngest columnist and journalist. He then went on to write for Local2, and for a short time had his "MATTer of Opinion" column on SaultOnline.com. Matthew was very involved in the 2010 and 2014 Municipal Elections and wrote several opinion pieces about important issues. In 2011, Matthew started Sault Transit Reform and has continued advocating for a better transit system since then.