Cars and cyclists must share the road

Simple realities mean two types of vehicles must cohabitate

It is time to stop bickering about “cars versus bicycles.”

As much as many would enjoy the quiet and cleanliness if all motor vehicles magically vanished from the roads, I recognize this is not likely to happen.

I also realize that there are motorists who will never give up their cars for a bicycle.

Like many, I choose to ride my bike as much as possible, and enjoy the many health, economic and convenience benefits of doing so.

But, also like many (if not all) cyclists, I do own a car, which I use when cycling is not feasible.

I am tired of hearing “cyclists do not pay taxes.” I pay my share in property taxes, gas taxes, HST and so on.

And I (also like most cyclists) have a drivers licence and know the rules of the road.

Absolutely, penalize road users for breaking the rules.

No need to unduly target cyclists. Cyclists are still the minority – both in volume and in ticketable offences.

Claire Morgan

Saanich

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