Break O’Day Council discusses cycling and road safety

CYCLE SAFELY: Break O'Day Council discussed increased signage for cyclist safety and other road safety issues at its March meeting, and will investigate options. Picture: Tarlia Jordan

CYCLE SAFELY: Break O'Day Council discussed increased signage for cyclist safety and other road safety issues at its March meeting, and will investigate options. Picture: Tarlia Jordan

Break O’Day Council will investigate increased signage for cyclist safety throughout the municipality.

Councillor Kylie Wright said it was a “logical” idea due to increased cycling tourist throughout the region.

“As we have an increase of both cycling tourists and tourism in general, it seems only logical that we should be working toward the increased awareness of cyclists safety and general road safety for all road users.”

Council will seek a report with information for a future meeting, and approach State Roads for warning signs indicating safe distances for overtaking cyclists along East Coast highways and main roads. It will also investigate signage on major council roads. The issue will be discussed at the council’s next workshop.