Comment 32909

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted August 18, 2009 at 19:35:16

JonC >> You apparently would be surprised that it takes me less time door to door to get from my home (near Locke South) to downtown by bike than by car

Then why the need for dedicated slow lanes? If you have the ability to travel as fast as the rest of traffic, why not use the whole lane as any other car or motorcycle would? The city doesn't provide dedicated lanes for small cars or motorcycles, so why do it with bikes?

Roads are not just about travel, they have an economic role that involves time constraints and therefore need to be seen in this light. If people want to exercise, do this on your own time, if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, buy an electric scooter or bike ( www.e-ride.ca ). You might even be able to buy a device that would allow you to charge your battery by human locomotion.

This way, traffic would flow at a reasonable speed, there would be no need for separate bike infrastructure and people that want to exercise could still do so.

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