By Ashley Kulp, InsideOttawaValley, August 25, 2020
The Mississippi Mills cycling community wants to see a councillor back pedal on his proposal to scrap bike lanes in Almonte.
Mississippi Mills Coun. John Dalgity introduced a motion at the Aug. 11 council meeting to seek alternate routes for cyclists without the use of designated bicycle lanes or losing on-street parking on Ottawa Street and Martin Street North. Dalgity said the reason behind his proposal is one of safety.
“Those streets are very busy with heavy commercial and vehicle traffic,” he noted, adding that 99 per cent of people he spoke to weren’t in favour of the lanes. “It's not safe on these streets for cyclists. It's nothing against people on bicycles.”