Cyclists need to share the lane on Lochside

The problem seems to be getting much worse as there seems to be many more cyclists, especially on weekends

I live on Lochside Drive in Central Saanich and like to walk and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery.

Lochside is part of the Galloping Goose Trail and the result is that  we have lanes on both sides of the road. We on Lochside have no sidewalks, therefore we walk  in these lanes. The problem is these lanes have a diamond for restricted use and a bicycle painted in these lanes. There is no indication these lanes can and should be used by pedestrians.

I think it is great we have so many cyclists using these lanes but about five per cent of cyclists believe these lanes are for them only. In the past few months I have been told by cyclists to get out of their lane and in many cases had to move into the ditch or get hit.

The problem seems to be getting much worse as there seems to be many more cyclists, especially on weekends. If a diamond and a bicycle can be painted in these lanes could not a person walking be also painted in these lanes so to advise cyclists that they have to share and that this lane is not only for them?

I have advised the council of Central Saanich of my concern. Hopefully they can come up with a solution.

David C. Petroski

Saanichton

 

 

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