Letters to the Editor 

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"Move it, it's MOBILE." Don't try to play the victim, we are. Sometimes it is not about what is legal or not, "It's about doing the right thing."

Denis Ebacher

Whistler

 

 

Ride with traffic

What your parents taught you is wrong! Ride your bike with the flow of traffic, not against it.

Notice those painted bike symbols in the bike path? They face the right way when you're on the right hand side of the road. If your always seeing upside down bikes now you know why, switch sides already.

Tara Ryan

Whistler

 

 

Bike safely, please

OK...I have had it! I live 12 miles (19-kilometres) up the Pemberton Meadows Road and I have just returned from town after having had yet another hair raising, heart pounding close call with cyclists riding three abreast across the lane on a blind corner.

Needless to say the on coming truck that had to (go into) the weeds to avoid me as I tried to avoid them came out unscathed, and so did I, and so did the cyclists. Thank goodness no one was hurt!

This prompted me to look into what exactly are the rules of the road for bikes. So for all you cyclists, myself included, here is a brief lesson in the rules as they pertain to what I see on a daily basis driving the Meadows Rd.

Rights and duties of operator of cycle: (Bike Law) 183(1) In addition to the duties imposed by this section, a person operating a cycle on a highway has the same rights and duties as a driver of a vehicle; (2) A person operating a cycle ... must, subject to paragraph..., ride as near as practicable to the right side of the highway, ... must not ride abreast of another person operating a cycle on the roadway; a person must not operate a cycle,... on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway; if a person is convicted of an offence under this Act in respect of his or her riding or operating a cycle, the court may, in addition to or in place of any penalty otherwise prescribed, order the cycle seized, and on the expiry of that period the person entitled to it may again have possession of the cycle.

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