Shared protected bicycle lane/transit stops on Speers Road (between Third Line and Fourth Line)
The Town of Oakville has 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 now complete. 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.
- one-way protected bike lane on both sides of the road, separated from traffic by concrete curbs and painted buffers
- a transit stop section of the bike lane painted green and raised to sidewalk height so that the bus stop remains accessible for all transit customers
- pavement markings and signage to notify cyclists they are approaching the raised transit stop and to yield to people boarding and exiting the bus
- unique pavement markings and way-finding tactile surfaces to aid pedestrians of all abilities to navigate the bus stop area
How to use the shared protected bike lane/transit stops
- Slow down as you approach the raised transit stop.
- If a bus pulls up to the raised platform, come to a complete stop behind the white sharks teeth pavement markings to allow passengers to board or exit the bus.
- Buses may lower and raise the accessible ramp into the bike lane for transit customers to board or exit the bus.
After passengers have boarded and exited the bus and it has closed its doors, you may proceed.
- Wait for your bus behind the tactile surfaces on the transit stop platform. Do not wait in the bike lane.
- Once the bus has pulled up to the raised transit stop, look for any oncoming cyclists.
- If there are no cyclists, or if the cyclists have stopped, you are safe to cross the bike lane and proceed onto the bus. Enjoy your ride!
- If you are getting off the bus, make sure to look right for any oncoming cyclists before you cross the bike lane to the sidewalk.
Driving a car
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.