Managing traffic requires more than bike lanes

I am writing regarding a letter that I received to protest the loss of parking in the bike lanes.

I am writing regarding a letter that I received to protest the loss of parking in the bike lanes.

I understand the necessity for bike lanes and cyclist safety.

I have a front and rear driveway so I am not impacted by the parking issue. I do have a bike and bike trailer so the bike lanes would benefit me. But if the lanes are parked in, it makes them more dangerous.

It is hard to back out on to the busy street with all the vehicles and overgrown hedges, as well as cyclists.

I was told by city workers on site that the bike lanes were to reduce traffic volume and speed also. If this is the case, adding traffic control measures would be a much better way to improve the situation such as:

• ramp-like speed bumps;

• pedestrian crossing lights at cross walks;

• enforcement;

• widening the sidewalks;

• more signs reminding drivers about speed limits or local traffic only signs (like Pamela Avenue).

The City of Kelowna, B.C., has made some excellent improvements to high traffic areas; for example on Franklyn Road, there is a multi-use corridor.

However, I do understand painting the lanes is the most cost effective plan.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

I hope we can all work together to make all Red Deerians happy and safe.

April Dueck

Red Deer

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