Two-lane cycling route along Sutherland Avenue. (Contributed)

Two-lane cycling route along Sutherland Avenue. (Contributed)

New bike lanes completed in downtown Kelowna areas

The bike routes are open and operating on Sutherland Avenue

A significant connection in Kelowna’s bike network was completed last week.

The bike route on Sutherland Avenue is now open to cyclists following the concept of two-way protected bike lanes already established on Pandosy and Ethel streets.

The lanes were closed for construction of the bike and pedestrian bridge at Mill Creek.

“Now that the bridge crossing at Mill Creek is complete, and the bike signals fully operational at the Richter and Pandosy intersections, we’re excited to formally invite the community to start using the new Sutherland bike route,” said Gordon Foy, City of Kelowna transportation engineering manager.

“The protected bike lanes, with a concrete barrier separating bikes from vehicles, provide a safe and convenient route between popular bike corridors on Ethel and Abbott streets.”

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The City of Kelowna urges bikers and drivers in the area to pay close attention to the traffic pattern changes and the new influx of bikers that will be using the routes.

The completion of the bike routes extends the growing options and investments into the downtown Kelowna bike areas.

“Sutherland Avenue is an ideal location for this type of bike route,” said Foy.

“We’re committed to investing in diverse transportation and mobility options, and connecting high-density areas of Kelowna, to make it easier to get around Kelowna.”

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