Comment 39863

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted April 16, 2010 at 07:43:49

Does Queensdale really need bike lanes?

I asked myself that question after asking another: where the devil is Queensdale? I was pretty sure that I'd never encountered it. It appears to be a residential street between Upper James and Upper Ottawa.

Granted, most Mountain cyclists enjoying their own lane on this side street will still have to share lanes on fast, busy roads to actually get anywhere. But on a more positive note: it's another reminder to some motorists that cyclists belong on the roads; it's a safe bicycle route across the mountain brow; and it's good practise for the bike-lane painters, I guess.

When the Sterling St and especially the Sanders Blvd bike lanes went in, each just a few blocks long, I immediately pronounced them a waste of paint: but getting to Mac from East or West is much more relaxed for those stretches. And I will often take Sterling over King even when the latter is faster just because the former is less stressful.

Comment edited by moylek on 2010-04-16 06:51:31

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