'I'm sure that the City of Victoria has their reasons': Premier skeptical of bike lanes
Asked how his own commute has been in recent years, Horgan said it's gotten noticeably slower.
"I'm finding I'm spending a lot more time between Bay Street and Menzies, just trying to get through town," the premier said in his sit-down interview with CTV Vancouver Island's Andrew Johnson on Friday.
Horgan mused that the protected bike lanes that opened on Fort and Pandora streets last year, as well as the other protected lanes that have followed, might be contributing to the congestion.
"I ride my bike a lot and I'm on the trail a lot, so I understand the importance of infrastructure for cycling," Horgan said. "I'm not against that at all, but I do think that sometimes you've got to look at what the consequences are of that infrastructure on other activities. But, you know, I'm sure that the City of Victoria has their reasons and I'm going to leave it at that."
Some people call them consequences, others called them results. Isn't there some sort of consensus here that impeding private motor vehicle traffic is the reason that the CoV does any infrastructure work? Discrimination as a result of affirmative action isn't a side effect - it's a purposeful application to find an equitable balance.
Mr. Horgan should try the buses that he advocates for over reviving the E&N. He's part of the problem!