Bike lane leads to vandalism

I am writing this letter in response to all of the comments made about the new bike lane running up Dartmouth Drive.

I am writing this letter in response to all of the comments made about the new bike lane running up Dartmouth Drive.

As a resident that is directly affected by this bike lane I did have a problem with it going in front of our house.  Knowing it was put there to keep cyclists safe, though, I chose not say anything about it.

Today, however, my entire opinion of the bike lane changed and I want the city to remove it from the front of the houses that it currently blocks.

At first it was annoying to make our house guests park down the street and walk up to our house

It was even more annoying when we were told we would be ticketed if we were to park our own vehicles in front of our own home; so we had to park a block away and walk to them each morning.

Now after abiding by all of the city’s rules and regulations over this ridiculous bike lane my car was vandalized last night.

If I was allowed to park my car in front of my own home like it has been for the last three years this would have never happened. This bike lane has been the sole cause of my vehicle being vandalized.

I am very disappointed the city will place a bike lane, which cyclists do not even use, in front of houses and make residents park their vehicles elsewhere. Maybe the city would like me to bill them for all of the damages done to my vehicle as it is 100 per cent their fault that this happened.

I think a meeting needs to be held right away to reduce the bike lane so home owners can once again park in front of their own houses.

I just hope this horrible act of vandalism does not happen to anyone else.

Bre Symchuk

Penticton

 

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