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Metro falls behind schedule on bike lanes

Published in Times and Transcript on June 1, 2009

The City of Moncton is expanding its network of bike lanes as part of its active transportation master plan, but cyclists, environmentalists and planners agree it remains a work in progress.

Cyclists ride on the riverfront trail in Moncton yesterday.

A December 2002 document outlined Moncton's strategy encouraging people to leave their cars at home and use human-powered means of transportation. To reduce traffic congestion and pollution, it slated shared or dedicated bike lanes for 17 city streets.

"When you look at it, how many things have been implemented?," asks Shawn Harquail, chair of the Greater Moncton Green Alliance. "A lot still needs to be done."

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