We can ALL count on one hand the number of cyclists using our costly Black Necklace bike lanes during most of our cold, snowy at times and very rainy winter months. Cyclists choosing to get back into their vehicles further congesting our traffic lanes or further overcrowding our buses!


We may not have a winter storm bomb overhead but we will be experiencing many bombastic interventions not only from developers getting their last density projects across the finish line further exceeding our already over capacity transportation modes before our next civic election.  But also from minimalist special interest groups whom have a chokehold on our complacent city council like HUB.

A cycling organization who are seemingly defiant and determined to give cyclists reign over our motoring congested traffic flows.  Unwilling to compromise, unwilling to accept the overwhelming stats from other cities across our country and in Europe witnessing a reduction in cycling or the negative impact of bike lanes in front of businesses, declaring them falsehoods – fake news like:  The Province’s columnist Lawrence Solomon http://theprovince.com/opinion/op-ed/lawrence-solomon-rip-out-the-bike-lanes-before-more-people-get-hurt

I am for cycling but not ever at the $20+ million expense of our dire gridlocked roadways.  And with ONLY 2.5% of city residents willing to cycle to work further reinforces the argument  that yes, in our city cycling is simply and ONLY a great summery recreation sport weather permitting – period!  And even through the rumour mill I am hearing NSMBA membership is on the decline… cyclists confronted with an inconvenient (gentrified) reality as more and more young families can no longer afford our North Shore.