Re: "City probing safety on road,” News Nov. 11.
I am a cyclist and ride that road almost every weekend. I know some of the riders involved in the horrific accident.
A driver going in the wrong lane hits cyclists, killing one and injuring others, and the answer is to remove the cyclists from this road?
Last year, I was rear-ended by a driver while on my bike on Capilano Road. Witnesses said the driver was erratic prior to hitting me. I was lucky. So, should Capilano Road be closed to cyclists, too?
The problem isn’t the cyclists but careless, aggressive drivers. Every single one of the cyclists I know can name at least one if not more of their friends who have been hit by a car.
Cyclists are citizens, too, and they should have the same access to the roads as do motor vehicle drivers.
In many countries around the world, cycling co-exists very well with motorized vehicles. Our goal should be to see how that can be in effect here in the Lower Mainland.