Comment 75350

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted March 21, 2012 at 22:37:04 in reply to Comment 75307

Just as the white line does not provide any comfort or safety for cyclists. It also does not prevent cyclists from suddenly jumping OUT OF the bike lanes to make a turn, take a short cut, change direction etc etc. I've witnessed it countless times both here in Hamilton driving my truck and cycling, and also in Toronto at work riding around in a Fire Truck.

I'm not opposed to bike lanes. I'm opposed to bike lanes in places where they make no sense and will only lead to tragedy. Building bike infrastructure is fine. But unless it coincides with an education and enforcement policy that treats cyclists and automobile drivers as equals and equally responsible for what happens on the streets it won't reduce accidents in my opinion. Cycling advocates cannot look through rose coloured glasses and point to automobile drivers as the cause of all car/bike carnage on the streets. It just ain't the truth.

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