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By geoff's two cents (anonymous) | Posted June 05, 2008 at 17:38:06

Hi, I think I'm leaning towards Ryan on this one, particularly in light of the fee that is being charged. The issue of non-continuous bike lanes is also important. While it is easy enough to navigate Hamilton's roads in a car, things get a little confusing on a bicycle, particularly if, like myself, the gear ratios on your bike don't allow you to go very fast, and make it very uncomfortable to navigate the quasi-freeways which are Main and King streets. I applaud anything Hamilton does to improve cycling and transit infrastructure, but can't help wondering if cycling would be taken more seriously if the city were not able to boast so many kilometers of bake lanes (many of which are close to useless). Having said that, Hamilton seems to be a city in an accelerated state of transition, and can expect a few growing pains along the way. Furthermore, it's not as if other large cities (Vancouver and Toronto come to mind) have solved the problem of cycling in the city core.

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