LETTER: Pandora Street bike plan ‘stupidest’ idea yet

The proposal to do a “protected” two-way bike lane on Pandora Avenue is the stupidest thing I’ve heard of in years.

 

Re: Protected bike lanes eyed for Pandora (News, March 4)

I have been cycling, safely, with other traffic for almost 80 years (and nearly 40 in Victoria.)

I think the proposal to do a “protected” two-way bike lane on Pandora Avenue is the stupidest thing I’ve heard of in years.

First of  all, how is a cyclist going to get to business on the other side of the street? Further, sorting out rights of way at intersections would be a nightmare.

We have traffic laws which expressly recognize cyclists as having  the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. We all go with the flow, using the same signals. Heaven forbid that we should be subject to separate traffic signals as they are in Holland and Denmark. That would really slow down the flow of traffic.

I’d much rather go around the block, as usual, to get back to some store on the one way street going the other way!

This whole thing makes me wonder what weird arrangement they’re planning for the new bridge?

Robert McInnes, Victoria