Comment 34193

By LL (registered) - website | Posted September 28, 2009 at 12:19:22

As a cyclist who has used the jolley cut thousands of times, I don't think bike lanes on the way down are a good idea. I take the whole lane, and with my skinny tires I go pretty close to the 50km/h speed limit anyway. Drivers who threaten my life often get a tap on the windshield and a little discussion when we both get stopped at the red light at the bottom.

But maybe that's just me. I realize that riding with such confidence in Hamilton is a privilege for someone who is male, healthy, educated, pretty big. It's important to remember that.

However, as confident as I am, I have never attempted to ride up the jolley cut on the road. Before the racks on buses, I always rode up on the sidewalk. So a lane going up would be a good idea.

On second thought, a shuttle bus (with a 3-bike rack?) AND an incline would be dope. The incline, for my money, needs to go at Wentworth St.

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