You might call it a bit of civil disobedience. You might call it a message to city hall.
A guerilla bike lane was introduced to Saskatchewan drive overnight Wednesday. Cones, yellow tape and lines with stenciled bike lane indicators were painted on the stretch of asphalt extending 200 meters down the road from 109th street.
General Supervisor of Urban Transportation with the City of Edmonton Daniel Vriend says city crews removed the illegal addition, which was obstructing a bus stop.
“We had a crew out there as soon as we could. I believe they had the pylons out by 10:00, and had begun work to scrub the paint off the roadway.”
Vriend says the city is willing to work with pro-cyclist groups.
“I think that the message is ‘we’re happy to work with people.’ If you want to have an event on the road, be it a biking party or something like that; you we can work with the civic event office.”
Vriend says the city is getting a report this summer on a proposed expansion to the multi-use corridor along the north side of Saskatchewan Drive.
— Conrad Nobert (@conradnobert) June 16, 2016