When I started reading the presentation by the Uxbridge cycling group to extend the areas for cyclists within the township my immediate thoughts were, we live in an area of gravel companies and gravel trucks and they are not going to slow down on our roads any time soon.
Gravel trucks and cyclist are not really a good mix, especially on narrow country roads without shoulders where the speed limit is set at 80 km an hour.
The reports and studies have all shown that less damage and saving of lives can be achieved with lowering the speed limit. And cyclist are here to stay as Mr. Broughton stated, “….the cycling community is growing and the area around Uxbridge is a prime destination because of the rolling hills….”
So we cannot ignore the fact cycling is here to stay in the township “….we can throw our hands up and say we can’t do it or we can start trying to educate”… as Mr. Broughton stated.
And after Councillor Beach’s comment, “……Ward1 Goodwood, Annina’s Bakery averages about 3000 bike riders a weekend…., I would suggest we start educating the cyclist immediately about gravel trucks and the speed in which they travel and the high speed limit on the country back roads. This is gravel country.