Comment 34820

By LL (registered) - website | Posted October 15, 2009 at 20:49:16

Nobody knows what percentage of vehicles on the road at "any point in time" are bicycles. At one "point in time" it could be 20%. At another "point in time" it could be less than 1%. Modal share is usually measured in either vehicle miles travelled or number of trips.

My point is that "cyclists" - people who ride bikes - are much more than 5% of the population - and will only grow if it is made safe. As Ryan's stats from other cities amply demonstrates, there is latent demand for the use of this technology. And why not? It's low cost, healthy, convivial, ecologically sustainable. The people of Hamilton deserve the freedom of choice to ride a bicycle.

Do you not agree? Or does your version consumer freedom only apply to those consumer choices that are already supported by massive subsidies?

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