Pedestrians and Bicycles

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Are you a commuter or recreational walker or cyclist? Do you have ideas on how the highway in this area could be better designed to meet your needs?

Share your ideas! Tell us your story! Map your thoughts!

Non-motorized means of commuting are becoming more and more popular within the City of Whitehorse, and in the areas beyond. More cars, more pedestrians, and more bikes, all means more opportunities for conflict. The project area is a hot-spot for both pedestrians and cyclists coming to and from Hillcrest, and not just commuters... families with children of all ages, too! Incorporating design

Are you a commuter or recreational walker or cyclist? Do you have ideas on how the highway in this area could be better designed to meet your needs?

Share your ideas! Tell us your story! Map your thoughts!

Non-motorized means of commuting are becoming more and more popular within the City of Whitehorse, and in the areas beyond. More cars, more pedestrians, and more bikes, all means more opportunities for conflict. The project area is a hot-spot for both pedestrians and cyclists coming to and from Hillcrest, and not just commuters... families with children of all ages, too! Incorporating design components into the project that meet the needs of foot- and bike-commuters, is a high-priority for HPW.

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Tell your story

We hear and appreciate that pedestrian and cyclist activity in this corridor is a key concern to user-safety. You as users, are intimately aware of the issues and constraints of the current highway configuration, and we want to hear your personal stories to help inform the design process.

Have a story about how you currently use the highway?

Have a story about something you've seen related to pedestrians or cyclists in this area?

Please share it here!

Thank you for sharing your story! Your feedback and personal experiences will help shape the project, and inform how the project team approaches the design.

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    dedicated separate infrastructure for active commuters required to get people out of our cars.

    by anne, over 1 year ago

    Sometimes the black street stairs feel unsafe for cyclists - for example when the city takes months to clear the grit off the approach at the bottom, making walking and cycling very dangerous. Instead of taking the stairs, I like to ride my bike along the highway from Hillcrest to the south access and get downtown that way, but the shoulders are non existent in areas and it's far too close to traffic. There seems to be a wide right-of-way... can there be a separated paved path for active commuters/road cyclists?

    As a parent in hillcrest, i can't imagine allowing... Continue reading

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    Accident by the airport

    by John Berryman, over 1 year ago

    In July of 2017 I was cycling north on the Alaska Highway. When I came to the intersection where cars turn to enter the airport complex a truck traveling south stopped. I started going through the intersection since I had the right-of-way and the truck accelerated in front of me and we collided. I was injured quite badly with my back broken in a couple of places, shoulder crushed and a traumatic brain injury, not to mention some road rash. The damage from the injuries is long term. I won't ride my bike through there any more.

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