The City of Sherbrooke wants to stress the importance of sharing the multi-user trail around Lac-des-Nations. It is doing so by upping the speed limit from 10 to 20 km/h and replacing the “Zone Zen” campaign with a push for ‘harmonious cohabitation’.
The changes are part of a two-year pilot project allowing all forms of active and assisted transportation to frequent the path.
According to a press release from the City, the previous speed of 10 km/h did not meet the needs of all users.
“We’re fortunate to have a multifunctional trail in the heart of our city, which is used as much for family outings as for utility cycling. We need to work together to create a space where all types of users can safely coexist and take full advantage of this jewel.” Évelyne Beaudin, Mayor of Sherbrooke said in a statement about the changes.
The new awareness campaign accompanying the pilot project highlights four main rules of cohabitation:
-Walk in groups of two;
-Respect the 20 km/h speed limit;
-Keep to the right;
-pass with prudence.