The Town of Oakville is rolling out new cycling infrastructure on Speers Road making it more comfortable and convenient to get around Oakville by bicycle.
Construction of Phase One of the Speers Road protected bicycle lanes (Third Line to Fourth Line) is almost complete and will be opening in summer 2021. Construction of Phase Two (Fourth Line to Dorval Drive) will begin in 2022.
The protected bicycle lanes on Speers Road are separated from traffic by concrete curbs and painted buffers. They feature a unique shared transit stop that doesn’t require buses to pull into the bike lane when picking up or offloading bus passengers. Buses stop in the roadway adjacent to the raised green transit stop portion of the bike lane. Cyclists stop behind the white “shark’s teeth” line when a bus has stopped, and yield to passengers boarding and exiting the bus.
Please take the time to learn how to use the new shared space to keep everyone safe. Pedestrians have the right of way when crossing the bike lane and cyclists must yield to them. Pedestrians are reminded that this is a travel lane for cyclists and they should not stand or linger in the bike lane before the bus arrives.
After passengers have boarded and exited the bus and it has closed its doors, you may proceed.
Always yield to cyclists and pedestrians. Pay special attention and look for cyclists when turning left or right at an intersection or into a business or parking area.