Lanes for cycling only?
We have been informed that cycling lanes have been declared for cyclists only, but I’m seeing otherwise.
On July 13 on North River Road, a Charlottetown Police car was behind me as I had to stop for traffic to clear in the left-hand lane so I could safely make a turn. The driver of the police car switched on the right turn signal and passed me on the right in the lane clearly marked for cyclists. There was no siren, flashing lights and no indication of an emergency, nor was the car being driven fast.
I understand the rules for the cycle lanes are: (1) Cycles only; (2) No walkers, (3) No strollers!
The police car did not speed up, turn on flashing lights, nor the siren and drove within speed limits. There was no indication of an emergency. This is not the first car I’ve seen use the cycling lane when wanting to pass on the right.
Even with the lane clearly marked, are cars allowed to drive in the cycle lanes if there are no bicycles using it? It seems that cars in the clearly labelled cycle lane should not be allowed if walkers and strollers are not allowed. Sandra Jones Ireland, Charlottetown and “child soldier” have totally different meanings — however, it is quite possible for a young offender to be classified as not being a child soldier.
Donald Bartlett, Charlottetown