Comment 33950

By Kev (anonymous) | Posted September 21, 2009 at 14:00:24

I think an important point has been missed in this interview.

Before there was cars on the roads, someone built a road. So it reasons that if you want people to ride their bikes, make a place for them to ride their bikes.

Ryan was right, if you want people to do something, you need to give them an incentive. As an example look at the HOV lanes on the 403. Following Scott's logic, converting a lane to HOV would cause greater congestion in the other lanes. Perhaps, but the goal is to get more people to car pool so that there are fewer cars, and the HOV is the incentive to do that. If you create bike lanes, that would be the incentive for people to ride their bikes.

As for bikes lanes already in the city, I was driving down a section of Stonechurch the other day and thought of how ridiculous it was to have a bike lane in the middle of car paradise. Clearly the city was just trying to give the illusion of creating a bicycle infrasture, as this lane is nowhere near where it could be most useful to the largest amount of people.

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