Letter: Bike lanes on 56 Avenue are ‘overkill’

Editor: Re: Bike lanes on 56 Avenue: First, a huge thank you to whoever was responsible for cutting back the tall grasses which were blocking sight lines onto and off of accesses to 56 Avenue. You have doubtless saved lives and limbs.

Second: Re: new bike lanes in both eastbound and westbound directions on 56 Avenue. As this is so obviously overkill, it makes no sense to block traffic lanes in both directions.

For the very rare bicycle using these lanes, they could safely share one of the lanes and thus return one badly needed car lane to some semblance of usefulness.

Those most frequently using these bike lanes are not wearing helmets and are towing carts full of stolen goods.

PS. Thanks to past mayor Peter Fassbender for his “legacy” of downtown Langley being inundated with homeless people from near and far who make our streets and parks unsafe for all young and old residents.

How dare Mr. Fassbender even show his face around here again, let alone run as the next mayor of Langley City.

N. Lewis,

Langley

Just Posted

How much does your city spend per person on snow removal?

Black Press Media compares 2018 ice and snow removal budgets of various Lower Mainland communities

Stock trading allegations dismissed against former Langley spiritual leader

Investors allegedly lost $740,000 investing through a local religious organization.

Langley photographer captures otters amid the ice

While photographing winter on the river, a local photographer was there when otters caught a fish.

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Renovations will bring changes to George Preston Rec Centre

New facilities and upgraded plumbing are among the projects underway.

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

Abbotsford man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

New trial ordered over banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver aquarium

Park board’s appeal reverses previous decision that found it had no right to implement a ban

Most Read