Re: “Keep cyclists off the road,” Letter, Jan. 25.
I am a regular cycle com- muter. I agree there are many boneheaded cyclists. I see them every day. I am more worried about the boneheaded car drivers, though, since they can easily kill me.
I also agree Calgary needs more bike infrastructure. I hope Jeff Carruthers understands this means the conversion of selected traffic lanes to separate bike lanes. This will help professional drivers make more efficient use of the roads, since every cyclist could be the driver of a car causing congestion.
On-street bike lanes, plus the existing pathway system, could help make Calgary a bike-friendly city. However, bikes will always need to share the road with cars. Hopefully, the next cyclist Carruthers encounters will obey the rules of the road, as I do.
Matthew Line, Calgary