Re: “Disabled cyclist feels unsafe on Dallas Road,” letter, Jan. 12.
As a physician who works at Royal Jubilee Hospital, I am continually surprised by the number of cyclists at the hospital who mention some sort of near miss (having a car turn in on them, or open a door as they’re riding by, etc.), and the number of people who say they’ll never ride again after a cycling accident.
Having lived and travelled in more bike-friendly cities (e.g. Vancouver, Amsterdam), I have seen first-hand how strong cycling infrastructure translates into a more healthy culture and population.
I therefore strongly urge the creation of a cycling lane on Dallas Road, as well as the connecting of the many disconnected bike lanes scattered around Victoria.
Dustin Loomes, MD