New sign on Riverfront Trail flashes speed if cyclist is travelling faster than 15 km/h
Kate Letterick · CBC News · Posted: Jun 07, 2021 5:00 AM AT | Last Updated: June 7
The city of Moncton has a new tool to remind some cyclists on the Riverfront Trail to slow down.
A school zone style traffic sign has been installed on the trail, behind La Bikery.
It will light up and show speeding cyclists how fast they’re going, if they exceed the 15 km/h limit.
Austin Henderson is the manager of strategic communications for the City of Moncton.
“This will give them a reminder that there is a limit on speed and that our trails are intended to be enjoyed by everyone and they are for everyone, so this part of our approach to educating residents.” he said.
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After several years of planning, the 5,000+ mile Eastern Divide Trail is nearing completion. The off-road-centric bikepacking route will start in Newfoundland, Canada, and end in Key West, Florida, connecting the grand vistas and ecosystems of the eastern mountains via gravel, dirt roads, bike paths, quiet backroads, and singletrack. The route will be divided into eight carefully designed segments that can be ridden sequentially or independently.
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