The city needs to improve the quality of our roads and bike lanes so that they are safe for everyone to use.
I’ve spoken to cyclists who feel unsafe riding in the bike lanes on roads where distracted driving is a problem, where the bike lanes are too narrow, where there are no clear bike lane designation markings or where the surface conditions of the road is poor.
Residents who both cycle and drive have informed me that as a cyclist, they’ve had to swerve to avoid a road hazard in a bike lane. They have also had to swerve as a driver to not hit a cyclist swerving to avoid a road hazard in the bike lane.
While the city has added a lot of bike lane markings, as well as some legislative protections, I think that the city still needs to improve road conditions overall to keep everyone safe.