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Letter: Kamloops can do better on bike lanes

Editor: Now that bicycles have become a really big thing again, I’m really hoping the city will restart to work on bike lanes.
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Editor:

Now that bicycles have become a really big thing again, I’m really hoping the city will restart to work on bike lanes.

We bought electric bikes this year, sold our old pedal bikes in one day and usually ride every day the weather is nice, but it is impossible to get to some parts of Kamloops.

We found a stretch of bike lane on Valleyview Drive and parts of a bike lane up Summit Drive, but compared to other cities where we have cycled — including Victoria, Kelowna and Penticton — there really is no safe routes to ride locally.

With a huge spike in bicycle sales and such an influx of riders now, it seems like Kamloops is just not interested in providing safe, well-marked lanes for people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes.

I think it’s a big issue, but maybe it’s not.

I really hope city council is working on this, but I have not heard much yet.

I am interested to know how other people feel about this issue.

Brian Husband

Kamloops