Re: "Are bike lanes on Glenayre really necessary?" letter to the editor, Friday, Oct. 5.
As a utility cyclist and dog walker in the Glenayre neighbourhood, I am pleased that the City of Port Moody has provided a safer bicycle route along Glenayre Drive.
Glenayre Drive is the main southern access to the Glenayre, Seaview, East Hill and College Park neighbourhoods. Consequently it serves a high volume of traffic, including non-residents taking their children to Glenayre French-immersion elementary school. About 10 per cent of motorists drive at 60 to 80 km/h on this 50 km/h collector street.
About 10 years ago, concerned local residents prompted the city to install a multi-use asphalt path along the west side of Glenayre Drive where there is a steep grade and tight southbound lane between Angela Street and Mount Royal Drive. This path made it safer for kids to go to Westhill sports field and swimming pool.
The latest work has completed the bicycle route by adding missing links between Mount Royal Drive to the new multi-user path at Glencoe Drive, and from Caithness Crescent to Ailsa Avenue. The tighter vehicle lanes should have a speed calming effect, too.
D. Wilson Port Moody