Jane, a new NOCAT member, responded to our open invitation to send an image of a challenging walking or bicycling facility so that we may create a list of troubling areas and forward them to whoever plans that area, Coldstream, Vernon, RDNO, and ask they be fixed.
Today's highlighted facility came about a few years ago when Alexis Park Drive was widened, but it couldn't be widened all the way to 30th Ave so...well, the result was that the new (at the time) bike lane didn't connect with the 30th Ave bike lane. You might think the complaint is that there isn't enough warning - that's not the problem. The problem is that there is enough room for the bike lane down at the 30 Ave end if motorists queue up... see Suggestion 2 below. Apologies to Marshall Mcluhan, in this case, 'the facility is the message.'
Kerry is happiest when she's out of her car and on her bicycle. As a community physiotherapist, she'd love to see more people of all ages engaging in an active lifestyle by walking and bicycling to where they need to go!
Bruce keeps active by walking and running in the Vernon area. When not on foot you can often see him on bicycle, with his trailer, shopping locally or taking his recycling to the depot. Bruce has also been a CAN-BIKE bicycling skills instructor for over 20 years. See www.gonecycling.com