Comment 76106

By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted April 21, 2012 at 10:01:15

What Cycling Needs is Good Infrastructure

You're sorta putting the cart before the horse Dr. John. I rode my bike downtown every day for the past two weeks from Ottawa Street North to Jarvis via Cannon and back via William or Main and I can count all the other bicyclists I've seen on one hand. What cycling really needs is more cyclists my friend.

As a casual observer I can say this much about cycling advocates at Raise the Hammer: I didn't see many, if any of them at the velodrome presentations before city council last year especially the most vocal of this ilk, the RTH editor. Had a velodrome been built for PanAm, there would have been a huge influx of bicycle riders in Hamilton which would have justified the infrastructure y'all demand. Now they'll all be found around Milton, man.

I have no problem getting around this city on my bike but the thing I find most difficult on a daily basis, is having to swerve to avoid uneven pavement and broken glass. If I suffer a blowout I'll have to walk everywhere and that would suck, being stuck with no spare.

Comment edited by WRCU2 on 2012-04-21 10:09:05

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