Comment 39244

By highwater (registered) | Posted March 29, 2010 at 10:16:59

Mike just added a chunk to his post, so I would also like to add that I am the poster child for the bike envy that he is talking about. I am not an avid urban cyclist who needs to be placated, I'm a frumpy soccer mom with an equally frumpy bike who would like to be able to ride (maybe even with my kids!) to the Farmer's Market without taking my life in my hands. Given all the taxes I pay to support our road system, I don't think it's too much to ask that they offer me and my family some cheaper, healthier transportation options.

The Spec had a article not long ago about a province-wide study that asked people if they would cycle more if there were bike lanes. I don't recall the exact percentage of people who said yes, but it was in the 40% range. Of course the headline for the related Spec blog post was "Road Wars!"

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