Penticton bike lanes not safe for drivers

Drivers never stayed on the proper side of the road in the past and why do you think they will keep to the right of the yellow line now.

You install a bike lane on Dartmouth Road and you pay no attention as to how you are going to keep drivers on their own side of the road on the corners coming down the hill.

The drivers never stayed on the proper side of the road in the past and why do you think they will keep to the right of the yellow line now.

Now you have now moved drivers coming up the hill four feet closer to these idiots. Someone was a foot over the centre line on the bottom corner when I came home from coffee.

Until you figure out how to keep drivers safe coming up the hill, the bike lane should not exist in the minds of drivers.

Hopefully, someone that has not disclosed their intention to use grey paint in the past will use grey paint to break the bike lane line and make it legal to ignore the line. If Mayor Litke wants his own personal bike lane, then tell him to figure out how to keep drivers safe coming up the hill.

Mayor Litke, when you see me in your personal bike lane, just wave and consider that I am old and senile and I need to ride a four wheeled gas powered bike.

Also, please break the bike lane at Kinney Ave on South Main and at the hospital on Government Street in order to make it legal for the idiot drivers that continue to pass in the bike lane.

Hopefully, our new RCMP Inspector does not suffer from tunnel vision (stop signs?) when he drives in this town and that the new Inspector allocates more members to traffic patrol.

The inspector should place pace car calming decals on unmarked police vehicles and pinch the tailgaters suffering from road rage.

So drivers, when you see me in the bike lane, honk three times to wish me well. Hopefully, other drivers will help pay my fines.

Sanity just came to my mind, move the bike lane to the centre of the road and consider it to be a bike box (Google the term).

Then bikes going either direction will be able to use the bike box and motor vehicles will be moved away from a possible collision with vehicles coming down the hill.

Sorry for not thinking of this solution sooner. It will not matter to bikers because they should be wearing their helmets.

Ted Wiltse

Penticton

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