Comment 39223

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted March 28, 2010 at 17:33:04

Kiely writes "I'm not anti-bike lane, (although I believe dedicated bike paths are better) . . ."

Dedicated bike paths are nice for recreation or for getting from one section of the city to another, but they are not very helpful for everyday use of a bicycle. I ride my bike to work, to the grocery store, to the bakery, to the beer store, to the library, to the LCBO . . . all places which are located on city streets, not on recreational trails. The only time I use the trails is to get from, say, Westale to Dundas via the rail trail, or Westdale to the North End via the waterfront trail.

Many people seem to believe cycling is simply for recreation and that cyclists should be happy with a path here and a trail there. But more and more people are using bikes to get around the city, and that means that bikes need to be accommodated on the city streets. This may mean extra-wide lanes rather than dedicated bike lanes, but it most certainly does not mean bicycle paths.

Comment edited by moylek on 2010-03-28 16:40:37

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