Comment 70231

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted September 30, 2011 at 20:52:20 in reply to Comment 70197

Really good to hear female perspectives here, it's important not to forget about such things. Nobody can judge anybody else's personal situation, and none of us are perfect (I must admit a certain reliance on borrowed cars for my own child). All we can offer is suggestions and perspectives. Anything else is way too preachy.

Cycling isn't easy, and cycling full-time, year-round is even harder. Still, it gets a lot easier the more you do it - you get fitter and more comfortable, finding better routes and learning a better routine. It isn't an option for everybody, but I know a lot of people who've made it work, so it can't be impossible. And it may just be me, but I've seen a LOT more female cyclists on the roads of Hamilton lately.

As for the safety concerns, this absolutely needs to be dealt with. People are dying. Talk to any regular cyclist in this city and you'll hear horror stories. Death threats, hit-and-runs, total disregard for cyclist safety and yet every police "safety blitz" seems to target, primarily, people biking on sidewalks out of fear.

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