@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks Hi Phoenix Congrats and best wishes on your training. Thank you also for your thoughtful and respectful convo in many comments on this subject. We agree on many issues you have presented. 1/
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 2/ You bring a perspective which I hadn't heard before, of a cycling athlete. The infrastructure/road design to accommodate such, seems to present unique challenges which go beyond making roads safe for commuter and recreational cyclists.
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 3/ I honestly have no idea how to make #YYJ roads safe and accommodating for pro/semi pro/athlete cyclists. How /where has such training taken place up to now? What do you see as the optimum venue for that?
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 4/ Personally, I would love to see you be able to train wholeheartedly and safely; but at same time; I can't envision how that can ever take place on shared roadways?
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 5. Even if/when we were able eradicate all the unsafe drivers that cause problems to cyclists from streets.. there still remains needing to share roads w/other users
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 6/I'd like also to address the comment you made to Stu, @Covid_Stinks that he should "deal with the problems" as a driver or a pedestrian, caused by cyclists. That doesn't jive w/your other comments. How do you recommend that he /others "deal"?
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 7/ If we're talking about (which I think we are) bad attitudes of those using roads... Surely we must acknowledge and address that there are good/bad attitudes and behaviours by a segment of all users? -
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 8/You said "Bad attitudes come out way before other issues. Enact fines for belligerent or threatening behaviour against cyclists, get aggressive drivers into the system sooner before they hurt a cyclist."...
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 9/ which I agree with - but - suggest an edit is in order.
we need to enact fines/get off the road: *all* aggressive/bad attitude users , both drivers and cyclists.
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 10/ It's incomplete and misleading for you to say to Stu @Covid_Stinks "You have never been accosted by me". That negates his experience (shared by many). It's akin to me saying;"no cyclist has ever been put in harms way by me as a driver".
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 11/ That's a true statement on my end; but it's irrelevant.
It's the cyclists and the drivers - who *aren't* behaving safely- that is the issue we need to address.
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 12/ Or should I say "one of the main issues we need to address"? It leaves the whole topic of how to make #YYJ roads safer for all ... open to much needed further convo... (ie: What actual engineering which would be optimal to accommodate all most safely)
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 13/ I think we agree that many of the initiatives of @CityOfVictoria in building out their AAA network; is far from optimal for both cyclists and motorists? <end thread>

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