Re: "Are bike lanes on Glenayre really necessary?" letter to the editor, Friday, Oct. 5.
In his letter to The NOW last week, Steve Kurrein disapproves of the recent addition of bike lanes to Glenayre.
Because Glenayre Drive is not a busy collector route, and the pavement is nice and wide, he argues, the expenses to paint white lines and markings on the ground are a waste of taxpayers' money.
I strongly disagree. Having ridden through Glenayre on my daily commute for almost 20 years, I can attest that the new bike lanes make cycling much safer in unfavourable conditions, such as in the dark, in pouring rain or fog.
The City of Port Moody, especially transportation engineer Jeff Moi, should be commended to have finally developed a comprehensive Master Cycling Plan, with priorities determined by rational ranking scores.
This plan was subject to extensive public consultation, and in recent weeks, the city has started implementing some of the more affordable projects.
The plan will ultimately give Port Moody a comprehensive cycling network that has long existed in our neighbouring cities, and I am looking forward to many more projects to be completed in the coming months.
Norbert Haunerland Port Moody