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Guelph streets turn green for biker safety

City of Guelph cityofguelph.ca City of Guelph

The City of Guelph says they want to make the streets safer for cyclists.

The city has launched a pilot project to paint bike lanes on Gordon Street green making them more visible to drivers.

Painting was completed Thursday night on Gordon Street between Waterloo Avenue and Wellington Street.

The pilot project marks the first green bike lanes seen in the City of Guelph.

It also marks the introduction of the bike box.

The new box on Gordon Street and Wilson will help bikers make left hand turns on the busy intersection, and make them more visible to drivers.

Jennifer Juste with the City of Guelph says, she hopes this green bike lane, is the first of many. “This is going to be seen more frequently across the province.”

In the past five years, city staff say there has been 35 collisions on that stretch of road between drivers and cyclists.