I guess the City of Port Moody public works department must have a very generous budget and be struggling to spend it all.
How else to explain the inanity of their latest project - bicycle lanes on Glenayre Drive.
Anyone would think that this is a major arterial to justify the need for separate lanes. In fact, it is a not-very-busy collector road and doesn't really lead anywhere.
It has sidewalks on both sides, the road pavement is nice and wide, the sight lines are perfectly safe and the traffic is rarely busy.
So, they move the centre line to make one lane super narrow (the bus service will love that), then they decide that the sidewalk on that side is now a bicycle path (I thought bicycles weren't allowed on sidewalks).
Of course, this traffic lane is now so narrow that parking will not be allowed, so no doubt we will be spending more money on no-parking signs. To top it all off, they do this work at night, probably at double time.
I'm not anti-cyclist, but I am against government waste in times of economic restraint. Let's put cycle lanes on busy arterial roads where they connect to transit and places of business.
Steve Kurrein Port Moody