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Cyclists vs. Pedestrians - What Could A Kits Bike Path Mean ?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Kits Beach is a busy place on most days during the summer months.

There are people everywhere.

Some playing on the beach. Some enjoying a picnic. Kids running wild. It's alot of fun.

So what's going to happen if a bike path is plunked right smack dab in the middle of all this action?

It's a sure thing that people will be walking, running, chasing after footballs/frisbees, etc. directly across the path of oncoming bicycles.

Some cyclists will be leasurely spinning along and will be able to stop short of a collision.

But you can fully expect that "hard core bikers" will be flying along at a speed that makes stopping prior to contact impossible.

The bottomline line is that a bike path through Kits Beach is going to result in people getting hurt.

Some quite badly.

Lets take it a step further.

In B.C. there's no requirement for cyclists to carry insurance.

So where's the compensation going to come from if a person gets injured as a result of a cyclist's negligence?

Are they going to simply be "up the creek without a paddle"?

It's a question that needs to be carefully considered.

Interested in the subject discussed in this post?

Care to share your thoughts?

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jeff Witten

Category: Bicycle Accidents


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