Here's a gem from today's TC as well
I have seen little evidence of "evaporation" in downtown Victoria since the bike lane bonanza began.
Of course the writer is another hard core anti-car zealot. Mr Doherty is very vocal about his position on the personal auto. However I would agree, when you effectively shut down a road by putting barriers up, then traffic does evaporate from that road...and now I'll finish the rest of his statement "....like water flowing through a pipe it seeks alternative routes such as increased traffic on lesser streets not designed for the increased volumes, such as Rockland and Stannard/Arnold. Which in turn raises the ire of those residents who are rightly justified in being concerned for safety."
The bike lobby, however well intentioned, are poster children for unintended consequences in their Quixotic like quest to promote for a minority at the inconvenience of everyone else. Any reasonable approach would have seen a 1 year temporary test run of this route to guage the impact and make changes where needed. But nope, full speed ahead, next is James Bay and Government St. They only have 1 year before the next election and are working feverishly like a scorched earth policy
Edited by rjag, 19 October 2021 - 07:00 AM.