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Studying Cyclists On Sarnia Roads

Lambton Public Health is looking for volunteers to count the number of cyclists on Sarnia’s roads, with the hope of getting provincial money for infrastructure improvements.

Targetted areas include Colborne Rd., Cathcart Blvd., Brock St., Vidal St., and along the Sun Curve near River Rd.

Health Promoter Kelley Elliott says if there’s enough volume, the city could be in line for funding under the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Grant Program.

“We’re looking at having some infrastructure funding for designated bicycle lanes to help cyclists feel safer,” says Elliott. “Also, for end of trip things like bike lockers and bike racks. We also need better signage so that people know how to get through town and identify some of the safer routes around town.”

Help is needed over the next few weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3pm until 7pm, or on a Saturday between noon and 2pm.

Funding applications are due in April, and another count may be done in the spring.

Those interested can call Kelley at 519-344-2062 ext. 2346 or email kelley.elliott@county-lambton.on.ca.