Bike lanes, slower speeds considered for McKee Road

Crosswalks and more parking also part of project, which still needs Abbotsford council approval

Bike lanes, crosswalks and a slower speed limit may be coming to McKee Road on Sumas Mountain.

City of Abbotsford staff have developed a plan that would see bike lane markings added to 2.9 kilometres of McKee Road between Ledgeview Golf and Country Club and Old Clayburn Road, along with added parking and crosswalk facilities along the route. It would also see the speed limit east of the golf course to Sumas Mountain Road reduced from 60 km/h to 50 km/h to allow for another 1.5 kilometres of “shared bicycle travel lanes.” That span would see bike markers added on the road, but no formalized bike lanes.

Council must still approve the project, which mainly involves the painting of road markings.

The project would also see a painted crosswalk with pedestrian crossing signs at McKee Road and Buckingham Drive. Other crosswalks would be added near bus stop locations at McKee’s intersections with Golf Course Drive and Ledgeview Drive.

More parallel parking stalls would also be added in front of Ledgeview “to meet parking demands during the peak golf season and other social events.” The city has yet to announce a builder for a new clubhouse/banquet hall at the course.

The staff report suggests that narrowing the perceived travel lane width of McKee would reduce excessive speeding along the route.

With another bike project slated for Huntingdon Road expected to cost just $35,000, staff say the remaining $165,000 in its bike lane budget would be enough to pay for the McKee Road lanes.

 

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