Pay attention, for safety sake

Recently, I was out riding my bike through the wooded area north of 20 Avenue (and) west of 144 Street. Beautiful area, great trails, people with dogs, etc. Some trails are wide, some narrow…

Editor:

Recently, I was out riding my bike through the wooded area north of 20 Avenue (and) west of 144 Street. Beautiful area, great trails, people with dogs, etc. Some trails are wide, some narrow…

I came up behind a lady walking on a narrow trail. From six metres back, I ring my bell – no response. From four metres – no response. From two – no response. From one, I say, “Coming from behind you.” She jumps. Obviously, I frightened her. I was thinking that maybe she was deaf, then realized that she had her earbuds in and was listening to music or something. The point being, she was totally unaware of her environment and not paying attention to her own safety!

When will women (and men, I suppose) wake up and start getting the message about being alert when walking alone in parks, etc.?

I have daughters and I am always giving them advice about this. They seem to follow it.

I hope women will read this and remember to stay alert. Last month, there was a lady attacked in a park.

Roger Currie, Surrey