Cyclists will have to wait until next year to use a new cycle path to CHUS-Fleurimont.
Share September 9, 2020 8:35 p.m. Share The cycle path to the CHUS will not be finished in 2020
Jonathan Custeau La Tribune No, cyclists will not be able to go to CHUS-Fleurimont on a new cycle path in 2020. While it is still possible that construction work on the expected cycle path on 12th Avenue will begin this fall , it is unlikely that it will be possible to complete them this year.
Citizen Marie-Christine Milot had sent questions on this subject to city council on Tuesday, but no one was able to offer an update on the site which was yet to be the subject of a resolution in August or in September. Caroline Gravel, director of the Urban Infrastructure Department at the City of Sherbrooke, provided an update on Wednesday.
Ms. Milot not understanding why we had announced the construction of the bike path from July, at the beginning of the year, to then postpone it until the fall.
“In 2020, knowing the importance of cardiovascular health and eco-responsibility, no sidewalks or cycle paths join one of the most important centers of work, services and studies in our city,” she lamented.
She recalled that citizens have shown interest in building a sidewalk and a safe bicycle path to the hospital center in 2011 and that a petition with more than 1,000 names was filed in 2015. She was also concerned. that the City lose the subsidy that was granted to it for these improvements.
“For the subsidy, we can reassure people. It will always be available. We have made sure of this with the governments, ”says Ms. Gravel.
However, COVID has likely reduced the chances of the infrastructure being completed this year.
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