Comment 32776

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted August 12, 2009 at 18:58:46

Godfather - it was the letter writers who cited the increased width of roads. This may or may not be correct. My assertion is that more space needs to be assigned to cyclists and pedestrians.

As for evidence - ask yourself - why would any cyclist ride on the sidewalk? Because the road isn't safe. Bayview - where the cyclist was killed a couple of years back - is a very slim road, and very busy. An awful road for cyclists. Ideally cyclists should be provided a seperate infrastructure - for instance, lanes with elevation partitions to seperate them from foot and motor traffic.

I don't believe that enforcement is the problem. Like I said, cyclists are unlikely to ride on sidewalks just to be bad, they do it because they feel it is safer. Create a safe infrastructure and accidents will decline.

Cheers

Ben

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