Comment 92510

By Bellgirl (anonymous) | Posted September 23, 2013 at 15:32:48 in reply to Comment 92407

Please come out and see the bike lanes on Dundurn if you consider them progress. Watch for a while and see what happens. Compare the number of cyclists using these lanes to the traditional use of the sidewalk for cyclists and you will see that "if you build it they will come" has failed on this street. Why? The bike lanes are dangerous. Traffic is too fast with no stops between Main and Aberdeen (only on demand at Herkimer), big trucks, parked cars, liquor/beer store traffic. I live here and this is what I observe daily: It is only the rare, intrepid cyclist who makes use of these lanes - the majority still take the safer path on the sidewalks. I am all for bike lanes, if the safety of the cyclists is considered, but in this case building these lanes without adding any measures to slow down traffic and protect the cyclists (and pedestrians, for that matter) is just an accident waiting to happen.

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