Letters to the editor
Oct 11, 2013 / 12:16 pm
I have been listening and reading about the cycle path issues in Penticton and Kelowna. I cycle and drive.
My suggestion is the design of a system of cycle paths that move cyclists off major roads and freeways.
There can be a comprehensive system of paths that utilize the secondary or parallel roads, also making use of rail way and hydro right of ways through out town.
Of course bridges and geographical obstacles would need a shared crossing, but prioritize using roads and trails other than high car volume routes.
If you look at a map it becomes quite obvious that all our major roads have parallel infrastructure that could be used.
How to design the system could be a breeze. Please don’t involve council who will want a 10 year, 1 million dollar study done.
Make this a high school by high school social studies project.
Each high school has a unique geographical area it services. Also would have a high percentage of that age group who cycle.
This would work at least as a preliminary way to produce working design and data.
Cars and bikes should mix less and less. Volumes of both increase yearly.
The talent of drivers and cyclists deteriorates almost equally.
Drivers are less tolerant, cyclist seem oblivious to their role in traffic.
Separation as much as possible will be safer and less stressful. Thereby maybe even increasing bike riding as clean alternate.
Why waste time and money widening and improvising busy arterial routes for mixed use, when getting the two types of transportation away from each other would be a considerate alternative?
Read more Letters to the editor
for these and other issues.
- Trucking Along - stay classy Kelowna Dec 9
- Coyote attacks dog Dec 9
- Tax filled with carbon Dec 8
- Irish Trade Fair Hogwash Dec 8
- Local rail service Dec 8
(Click for RSS instructions.)