Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Stealth bicycle riders on our sidewalks

This is not some old person’s concern, it is a concern about safety for all people

This letter is supporting Merle Kindred who shared opinions about stealth bicycle riders (Western News, July 10, Cycling on sidewalks).

On many occasions I have walked on a sidewalk and someone stealthy whizzes by me. I thought if I had moved either left or right I would been hit. Taxpayers would pay for my injuries but the perpetrators would get off free unless someone stopped them.

A couple of weeks ago, I sent a letter to the mayor about this issue and he never responded. So I sent the same letter to a councillor and he did respond and agreed that things must change.

This is not some old person’s concern, it is a concern about safety for all people.

Time to consider a license for these bicycles and I am included, I do ride a bike on the road, which is legally correct. So if any injury occurs then someone is held responsible.

Larry Gilliam


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