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Bike lane confusion still reigns

Help me, I’m confused!

Have we reverted back to the usual driving lanes on 40th Avenue?

It is very confusing when you are in the driving lane and someone is coming up on the right and honking at you to move over. I think they are in the bike lane and they don’t know it.

And then you have the ridiculous turning lanes for every residential block, drivers are half in the driving lane and half in the turning lane. All of a sudden you have three vehicles that cannot get past each other because we are out of road width.

Or you reach the intersection at 40th Avenue and 39th Street going south and you have someone turning left, you are in what you think is the correct lane going south and then you have someone squeezing in on the right also going south. Nobody knows who is right, but everyone is making finger gestures.

As far as 39th Street goes, it seems everyone has forgotten about the bike lanes and continue to travel in two lanes of traffic; it just gets confusing when you come to a set of lights and you don’t know who is in the right lane to proceed east.

Who’s right, can you get a ticket, and is it going to get fixed?

Why doesn’t city council own up to their error, get rid of the bike lanes once and for all.

Don’t worry once it is done — all will be forgiven and probably forgotten.

Bill Shimek

Red Deer



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