Adding bike racks im­proves safety

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Amid the talk of bi­cy­cle safety on Is­land roads, it’s re­as­sur­ing that T3 Tran­sit has re­cently in­stalled bike racks on its buses. Cy­clists can now choose to load their bikes on these racks in or­der to by­pass roads with­out bike lanes or paved shoul­ders (cy­clists on Is­land roads with­out paved shoul­ders are ba­si­cally sit­ting ducks), and in­stead ac­cess safe paths like the Con­fed­er­a­tion Trail.

Fur­ther safety mea­sures can be re­al­ized by pav­ing the shoul­ders of more roads, cre­at­ing more multi-use paths like the new path from the May­point round­about to the Corn­wall round­about, and ex­tend­ing pub­lic tran­sit be­yond the cap­i­tal re­gion.

Peter Meggs, Corn­wall

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