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More cycling means better health, lower costs

Re: "Cycling upgrades in capital could cost $220 million," Aug. 12. I have noticed in every condo or apartment parkade that I have visited in the region that almost every parking space has a bicycle locked up in it. Sometimes more than one.

Mountain-bike event poor for competitors

I thought London and the citizens of Great Britain did a great job with the 2012 Games. In my memory, and it goes back a long way, I do not recall ever seeing so many spectators on the road events. It was so good to see that kind of support.

Rules geared against the marginalized

The lead players in the Woodwynn Farms controversy doubled down this week, while the farm's fate continues to hang in the balance.

What is the content of marine sewage?

Re: "Look to the animals for sewage solution," Aug. 12. The writer raises a relevant question, which apparently the Capital Regional District has not addressed.

Central Saanich has low-income housing

Recent letters to the editor have characterized Central Saanich as heartless because many residents and the council are in favour of upholding municipal bylaws limiting the number of people who can live on one piece of property.

Time for action on transit issues

he review panel's report on B.C. Transit states much that has long been obvious, but it is most welcome nonetheless.
Spending on bike lanes not good use of money

Spending on bike lanes not good use of money

Re: "Cycling upgrades in capital could cost $220 million," Aug. 12. Somehow the process of critical thinking was bypassed by the committee that recommended spending millions of dollars on expanded bike lanes.

User-pay approach could finance changes

No doubt the extensive and expensive bicycle infrastructure proposed by the Capital Regional District will be financed through user-pay methods like tolls on users or a tax on bike purchases. Eric Nielsen Victoria

Surgery wait times show skewed priorities

Re: "Surgery wait times excoriated," Aug. 14. What's wrong with this picture? A North Saanich woman is en route to Seattle for urgent surgery rather than waiting until September to have it done here.

Bike lanes will mean fewer cars on roads

Re: "Saanich's goal: bike lanes for all," Aug. 12. Kudos to Saanich for investing in bike lanes to schools and rec centres. The rest of us should take note.