Comment 65738

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted July 07, 2011 at 14:19:31 in reply to Comment 65737

rednic says ...

Part of the problem (livng in the lower city ) is that it seems drivers view ALL cyclists as an impediment to the m making the net light, ( and in Hamilton twist) oh they are on a bike in the lower city, he must be cracked out).

This is a problem limited to Main and King, in my experience. In Westdale and West Hamilton and Dundas - even on Main St W - I generally find drivers to be courteous to a fault*. I think you've hit the nail on the head: on Main & King downtown, one (including this one) is hell bent on surfing the green wave.

I think that the antagonism toward bicycles is not very deep for most of the population. And getting rid of the green wave would make for much friendlier streets. James North is a perfectly nice street for walking, driving and biking now that the traffic is slightly halting (though James South I find uncomfortable because of the rush to ward the mountain).

* For example ....

  • waiting at a four way for me to blow through it;
  • drivers going straight waiting for me to take my left-hand turn.

I try to be friendly as I motion for them exercise their right of way.

Comment edited by moylek on 2011-07-07 14:23:55

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