Give Burlington bike lanes a chance
RE: Get ready for 2018 municipal election changes (July 6)
In response to Joan Little’s comments about the bike lanes “pilot project”.
Burlington is “not a bike commuter city” and motorists are angry over having “lost a driving lane to accommodate so few cyclists.”
Burlington is relatively flat which would be conducive to making it an ideal commuter city. Cyclists want to feel safe and separated from traffic. Until that happens people will continue to see driving as the only safe alternative.
More cyclists are good for the environment and the health of the cyclist and cycling lanes need far less maintenance (resurfacing etc). Amsterdam was once a car focused city and is now the opposite. This is the beginning. Give it a chance to succeed. Bob Berberick, Hamilton