Court Order applies brakes to Kits Bike Path
The controversial Kits bike path came to a screaming halt as a result of a court order.
This all came about as a result of a lawsuit filed by historian Megan Carvell Davis having filed a lawsuit.
The short story is that it's Davis' contention that building a three metre wide bike path through the Kits Point park would violate the terms under which the land was originally donated to the City of Vancouver 85 years ago.
Supporters of the Kits Point Bike Path are crying foul.
However, I think this "pause in the action" is a good thing.
Perhaps the City of Vancouver will use this "breather" to reflect on the signficant safety issues that the proposed Bike Path raises.
Here's the skinny.
When you situate a bike path right in the middle of a recreational area - one where family picnics are taking places, kids are running around.... well, people are going to get hurt!
Cycling is a good way of getting around. It's environmentally friendly, cheap and great exercise.
We shouldn't forget that the rights of cyclists need to balanced with other competing safety considerations.
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