LETTERS: More people would cycle if streets were safer

LETTERS: More people would cycle if streets were safer

Editor: There appears to be plenty of room for a dedicated bike lane.

Editor:

For a city that has sponsored the Tour de White Rock for 40 years, hosted thousands of riders and spent countless hours and funds for the event, White Rock appears to have only one block of dedicated bike lane between Martin and Foster Streets on 16 Avenue.

Try riding your bike in White Rock down 16 Avenue, only to have the a dedicated bike lane greet you when you reach Surrey.

There appears to be plenty of room for a dedicated bike lane there – and on other major thoroughfares – with a little planning and white street-marking paint.

Even though I always wear a bike helmet and a safety vest or bright green jacket when riding my bike around South Surrey and White Rock (instead of driving a car), I take my life in my hands and feel unsafe, even with the white bike outlines and “share the road” signs on some streets.

Couldn’t the city encourage more of its citizens to travel by bike by making the roads more biker friendly?

Larry Lerner, White Rock