The Mission Community Cycling Coalition (M3C) is working with the District of Mission and recently set up a temporary, pop-up bike lane along 7th Avenue.
Orange cones are lining the street to create a safe path for cyclists to use.
The lane was set up as part of GoByBike week, (May 27 to June 2). The pop-up bike lane is a project to raise awareness of cycling in the community, to test out concepts for the permanent bike lane design, and to improve safety during GoByBike week and to encourage residents to bike to work or school.
In February of 2018, Mission council moved a plan forward to create two designated bike lanes along 7th Ave. but lose parking on one side of the street.
Council approved a plan to create separated bike lanes on the north and south side of Seventh Avenue between Stave Lake Street and Taulbut Street.
However, the lanes have yet to be created.
Some residents along 7th Ave. have raised concerns about the loss of parking.
Critical Mass Ride:
As part of GoByBike week in Mission, a “critical mass” ride was held on May 26 from Heritage Park Middle School to Hatzic.