Windsor cyclists hope candidates take the issue of cycling safety seriously in the upcoming election, and are looking to hear promises that there will be more bike friendly infrastructure put in across the city.
"I do find that the day I bike in, I feel a lot better at work, I’m more productive, I’m more awake," avid cyclist Nicolas Lamoureux said.
"There’s a lot of positives that have come out of it but there have also been a lot of negatives."
Lamoureux said that he’s had some close calls on the road but he finds biking to be a valuable part of his day. He says the white lines painted on roadways just doesn’t cut it. He’d like to see more dedicated bike lanes.
"I don’t think that’s bike infrastructure. It’s just paint," he said. "It’s really something that I think we need to push for is those dedicated protective bike lanes." Nicolas Lamoureux says the white lines on the road does not constitute bike lanes. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC) He also said that getting around can be difficult because many of the lanes don’t connect. He points in particular to a section of bike lane on Eugenie Street as well as a difficult part of Dougall Avenue
"Just because the shoulder is quite narrow there, the lanes are quite narrow and I’ve gotten almost hit multiple times on Dougall," he said.
"There are a lot of disconnected bike paths in Windsor."As far as the election goes, he said there hasn’t been a lot of action on […]