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Sarnia Bicycle Counts

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, November 17, 2017 9:25 AM

Sarnia, ON - Results of an organized cyclist count conducted by Lambton Public Health, from September 19 to October 21, offer a "positive snapshot" of cycling rates in Sarnia.

Cyclist counts - conducted with the assistance of the City of Sarnia and community volunteers over 15 two-hour sampling periods - recorded almost 1,400 cyclists, or an average of about 47 cyclists per hour, along six defined corridors: Colborne Road, Maxwell Street, Confederation Street, George Street, Vidal Street and Maria Street.

Kelley Elliott, Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health, says the greatest population of cyclists was counted on Colborne Road near Exmouth Street. There were approximately 100 cyclists and more than 100 walkers per hour at the location.

"This snapshot is positive news for cyclists. Additional counts need to be conducted in 2018 to understand cycling rates during other months and at other locations."

The cyclist counts were conducted as part of the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) grant program. The OMCC grant program is a commuter cycling infrastructure grant program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increasing commuter cycling to school, shopping and workplace destinations.

"An OMCC grant can help to create safer cycling routes and increase the number of residents that bike, which not only saves residents money, but is good for their physical and mental health and the health of the environment," adds Elliott.

For more information call 519-344-2062 ext. 2346 or email kelley.elliott@county-lambton.on.ca. For more information visit the OMCC website.

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Please contact:

Kelley Elliott
Health Promoter
County of Lambton
519-344-2062 ext. 2346
kelley.elliott@county-lambton.on.ca