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Letter: Don't tell me to take a bike on a route that is risky for cyclists

The District of North Vancouver's suggestion for people to take a bike to Deep Cove is a dangerous one given the current state of the cycling infrastructure on the way, this letter writer says
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The suggestion that cyclists should bike to Deep Cove is a dangerous one given the current cycling infrastructure in place, this letter writer says.

Dear Editor,

This past long weekend the District of North Vancouver tweeted about the Whey-ah-wichen/Cates Park and Deep Cove parking lots being full, and to avoid driving there.

The district went as far as to suggest taking alternative means of transportation, including by bike to Deep Cove.

Yet the DNV has not provided dedicated off-street bike routes to either Deep Cove or Cates Park.

It seems the district’s parking problems are a result of the district’s poor planning. When the Spirit Trail gets me to your lovely parks, then I’ll leave my car at home. Until then, I’ll be circling the block in the safety of my car, looking for parking.

Sincerely, a North Shore resident with few options.

Brent Hillier
North Vancouver

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