To the editor,
I bike to work down Quinpool and Cogswell, to the Scotia Square area. Having sidewalks on both sides of the street seems excessive for the areas of Rainnie Drive, Cogswell, all the way around Citadel Hill and the Common. The sidewalks that don't have homes off them can, and should, be turned into bike lanes: One sidewalk for bikers, the other for walkers. The sidewalk could be marked, like the streets, with two-way traffic and voila! We triple the number of bike lanes in the city of Halifax.
Worried about cost? Take a can of spray paint one day and mark the centre lines. It's cheap, easy, uses space more efficiently and saves Haligonians without cars from ending up on the hood of one.
By Geoff Williams