Time to extend/complete Avenue du Parc bike path to avenue Mont Royal - with quick/simple/cheap painted lines
|Simple painted lines will solve the dangerous bike-pedestrian chaos on du Parc where the bike path suddenly stops in the middle of the block|
There is a bike path on the south half of the block of Avenue du Parc where it passes beside Parc Jeanne Mance. Then the bike path suddenly disappears, and cyclists and pedestrians have to mix together in a every-man-for-himself (herself) dangerous state of chaos.
THIS IS NOT SAFE!
THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF SAFE!
THIS IS EASY TO FIX!
All we have to do is paint bike & pedestrian lanes on the existing super-wide sidewalk. Bikes on one side, pedestrians on the other. Problem solved. Cyclists and pedestrians living in harmony. Extremely cost-effective. And so much better than the perpetual state-of-danger that is the reality of the situation there today.
We have said it before, and we will say it again: separating the different-speed flows of traffic (car-bike, bike-pedestrian) equals greater safety for everyone.
Of course the way government bureaucracy works this won't happen for ten years, but when it does happen suddenly everyone will say it is so simple, it works so well, why didn't we do this ten years ago?
(Not that we recommend this, but this is an ideal activity for cycling-activists who care about pedestrian-cyclist safe coexistence. All that is required is a few cans of yellow paint and a dark and moonless night.) We only say this because it is beyond obvious that ville de Montreal does not give a shit about improving cycling safety except when someone dies (and even then...)