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LETTER: Cycling lanes, safety should be a priority

Editor: Keeping Canmore cyclists safe should be the No. 1 priority for this Town council. Driving from the Three Sisters community of Canmore to downtown, it is obvious the road is wide enough to accommodate a dedicated bike lane in both directions.

Editor:

Keeping Canmore cyclists safe should be the No. 1 priority for this Town council.

Driving from the Three Sisters community of Canmore to downtown, it is obvious the road is wide enough to accommodate a dedicated bike lane in both directions.

Three Sisters Parkway merges with Rundle Drive, crosses the bridge onto 8th Avenue which then becomes Fairholme Drive. When you turn right onto 17th Street, you are now on your way to the Trans-Canada Highway or the Legacy Trail to Banff. If the Town council banned street parking from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Rundle Drive, 8th Avenue and Fairholme Drive, an instant bike highway would be created.

Sadly, street parking is more important to Town council than basic cycling safety. Nancy Way,

Canmore