Bike lanes are not for cars

At 144 Street and 72 Avenue, cars drive down the bike lane and even on the sidewalk to get to the turning lane.

I have a concern with the intersection of 144 Street and 72 Avenue.

When driving south, I have seen on numerous times, cars driving down the bike lane and even on the sidewalk to get to the turning lane.

This is a very common occurrence at this intersection, an intersection that has a convenience store on that corner (with a cedar hedge as a blind spot), a bus stop on that corner and an elementary school a block away.

I am angered, frustrated and scared every time I see it, and honestly it happens about 25 per cent of the time.

At the very least, perhaps installing a couple of parking posts between the bike lane and sidewalk would suffice. At best, perhaps restructuring this road so there is more room for people to get by safely.

 

Margaret Shearman

 

 

Surrey Now Leader

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