Trails should be marked to avoid collisions between those on wheels and feet

The Red Deer Advocate printed a letter, July 30, from a woman whose husband was knocked down by a cyclist because he moved

Dear Editor,

The Red Deer Advocate printed a letter, July 30, from a woman whose husband was knocked down by a cyclist because he moved left and his friends moved right to let the cyclist go by.

I have attended several meetings in Sylvan Lake, and every time have suggested a safety item concerning walking trails used by both cyclists and walkers and joggers.

Now we have new walking trails along the beach and I fear for an accident between walkers and cyclists.

My friend, in Abbotsford, was knocked down by a policeman on a cycle pursuing a robber and my friend could never golf again so I have firsthand knowledge of accidents.

In Vancouver, along the beaches, they have a line along pathways that are shared by wheels and feet. One side of the line has pictures of skateboards, rollerboards and cyclist, showing clearly which side people should walk and which side are for people with wheels.

The letter in the paper stated that the cyclist proceeded to lecture the fallen man the rules!

This all can be prevented by a single line along a pathway.

Please do something so everyone can feel safer walking or on wheels.

Vernie Munroe,

Sylvan Lake

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