Comment 40117

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted April 24, 2010 at 09:01:24

So bike lanes are for people who aren't dedicated to cycling.

Hmmm... they'd also be for young people who are too old to legally drive on the sidewalk, but could benefit from the independence, exercise and low cost of riding to school events, part-time jobs, and community-based activities- without having to ask Mom and Dad for a drive when the only other alternative is to wait for the bus and walk home from a lonely bus stop in the dark. And then there are those young people without a parent available to chauffeur them, or without the cash for a bus pass, who could truly benefit from a program like Recycled Cycles if the city were more bike-friendly. If you confine bike trails to a few select routes and recreational trails, then it's less democratic, and is only appealing to a determined, adult few, or to those families who have purchased expensive gear and have SUV's to get their bikes to where they want to ride them.

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2010-04-24 08:02:21

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