About Bike St. John's
In 2009, the St. John's Municipal Council adopted a new cycling plan which had been in development since 2007. In 2010 Phase I of the Cycling Master Plan was implemented. Unfortunately, it was not be as originally envisioned. The results of an extensive risk analysis of the entire proposed network indicated that some of the selected routes are not suitable. However, the revised network still provides an opportunities for residents to get cycling!
The Cycling Master Plan is a comprehensive strategy to address cycling needs and build on the city's already strong Active Transportation foundation. It is envisioned that a city-wide bicycle network will provide a safe and convenient system of transportation for recreation and utilitarian purposes including opportunities for family outings, exercise, commuting for work and personal needs. It will take two decades to phase in the full master plan, during which time the master plan document will serve as the guide.
We want to thank the Cycling Master Plan Implementation Steering Committee of the City of St. John's. Particular thanks to Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff for her championing of this project. Implementation of the Cycling Master Plan was made possible by the taxpayers of St. John's, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Green Fund, Department of Environment and Conservation and ACOA.