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