EMail Your Ward Councillor
&the Mayor Congratulate Magliocca, Chu, Sutherland and Demong for
voting against Extending cycleTrack pilot.
The aggregate congestion of 3 minutes extra travel and engine idling
Crippling Plugs to Mobility:
Instead of efficient traffic flow, the Cycletracks has decimated the
viability 11th,12th Ave. one-way couplet, and made turns onto 5th St.
has greatly hindered the outlet of 9th Ave. All of this while a virtually
unused biketrack is built into the sidewalk of 13th Ave. SW
Dangerously Narrow Lanes: Taxi
cabs on 8th at the Ramada Inn risk their safely each time they get out.
Tour buses must unload in active traffic, Handicapped Zones are either
gonzo or have concrete barrier to jump before getting to sidewalk. EMT
and Fire vehicles virtually plug traffic going both ways. We have yet
to see a major snow storm plug these lanes, but rest assured the Cycletracks
get priority snow clearance over traffic lanes.
7. Severe Pedestrian Compromises: Crosswalk
cross times reduced from 30 secs to 15 or 10 secs to Accommodate Bike
False sense of Security: Cyclists
using the tracks become over confident thinking drivers will always
see two way cycle traffic in a turn.
Full Council Vote: Monday December 19th,2016 Passed
10-4 (Stevenson away for sickness)
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