City Completes $1.5 million Investment on Park Street
The City of Regina is pleased to announce the completion of a $1.5 million investment on the Park Street Rehabilitation & Bike Lane Project between Douglas Avenue and Broadway Avenue. This project helps make progress on the City’s Transportation Master Plan goal to create a comprehensive bike network, connecting people to destinations and activities citywide.
“With a focus on providing safe, accessible and active transportation, the City is progressing on the Transportation Master Plan with significant infrastructure improvements for bike lanes, pathways and new sidewalks,” said Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director of City Planning and Community Development. “The bi-directional bike lane on Park Street helps to improve cyclist safety and create a more inclusive, cycling-friendly community.”
This project reduced the impact to residents through coordination among several departments, allowing the City to complete different areas of work in one construction season and created cost efficiencies. Work included the rehabilitation of underground infrastructure, road surface and sidewalk improvements, enhanced transit stops, and the installation of Regina’s second bi-directional bike lane. In addition, 17th Avenue East was resurfaced and changed to a bike boulevard connecting the Park Street bike lane to the existing Arcola Avenue multi-use pathway.
This project saw the reconfiguration of the northbound lanes on Park Street between Douglas Avenue and 17th Avenue East to separate cyclists from vehicles. Going northbound, Park Street now has one driving lane, one parking lane and one bi-directional bike lane. The southbound lanes remain the same.
Park Street remains a transit route and buses continue to have a safe boarding option for passengers that need an elevated curb to easily get on or off the bus with the installation of Transit Access Platforms. Cyclists are required to yield to pedestrians.
A portion of this project was funded in part by Federal Gas Tax Fund program in Saskatchewan which is administered by the provincial government to help support municipalities.
There’s room for everyone on Regina’s city streets. We ask drivers and cyclists to be respectful and share the road. For safe cycling tips, visit Regina.ca/cycling.