Comment 75320

By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted March 21, 2012 at 07:40:43

That was a cute video and I really like the Bike Train idea. But I have a problem with designating bike lanes given the current condition of many Hamilton roadways. Has anyone here actually rode their bike on the north side of Barton from Centre Mall to downtown lately? Dozens of the storm water catch basins are like craters ready to swallow unwary bikers. You cannot ride safely near the curb anywhere along this stretch. I ride in the middle of the right hand lane to avoid swerving in and out of traffic.

I should also mention that many of the storm sewer covers on Cannon as well as Barton have their slots orientated parallel to the curb. This is very uncool especially for bikes with skinny tires and should you catch one just right, you're going over the handlebars.

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