PENINSULA LETTERS: Intersection not ideal for races

The bottom line is that the intersection of East Saanich, Central Saanich and Island View Roads is not well engineered for bike races

Father’s Day weekend rolls around and, as always, the bike races are on.

Central Saanich Road is part of this route — flag people stand at East Saanich Road near the intersection of Island View Road to stop traffic as cyclists cross the intersection.

First, let me say, cycling is a wonderful exercise and hobby.

Young and old can participate in this activity and it could even be the answer to the country’s weight problem.

However, we all have an agenda, and many of us are volunteers with schedules to meet, especially on that particular weekend.

To have to wait in your vehicle while a bunch of racers cross the road is one thing.

To continually wait for extended periods of time while a few stragglers way down the road catch up, is another.

The bottom line is that the intersection of East Saanich, Central Saanich and Island View Roads is not well engineered for bike races like this one.

And by the way, before the protesting volley of letters arrive, I too am a cyclist.

Margaret J. Jestico

Central Saanich

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental Health: Erasing stigma leads to new path for Victoria woman

Paula Roumeliotis struggled with bipolar disorder for 35 years before finding support

COVID-19: UVic Engineering to 3-D print 4,000 face-shields for frontline workers

Team working to ensure Island health care workers have personal protective equipment

Health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and… Continue reading

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

Practising physical distancing, frequent hand washing and resisting touching your face are proven methods

B.C.’s senior home staff measures show results in COVID-19 battle

Dr. Bonnie Henry’s order restricts care aides to one facility

Independent investigation praises RCMP actions in Vancouver Island suicide attempt

Man hurt in incident that took place near Nanoose Bay in September of 2019

Most Read