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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Cyclists should use the bike path

A trip along the Niagara Parkway is something everyone can and should enjoy — seeing the whirlpools and the steep cliffs, imagining the battles that took place on the banks as you get further into Queenston and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Sir Winston Churchill once called it the “prettiest Sunday-afternoon drive in the world.”

As somebody who drives it fairly often, I can’t disagree — though I think it’s fair to say Sundays might actually be the worst time to drive it.

Regardless, whether you drive the twisting banks or take a bicycle, there’s a nice safe way for you to do it — there’s a beautiful bike path and the road is in pretty good shape.

Lately though, I’ve been noticing a lot of cyclists getting confused about which is which.

It seems they are forgetting that big concrete path beside the road is a bike trail — literally built for cyclists to shine in their spandex glory without pissing-off traffic.

Let’s be honest, biking is something a lot of people like to do. It’s healthy, it’s fun, it can be a good way to bond — and those are all good things — but it takes a callous person to ride their bike down the actual road when there is a perfectly good alternative that is safer for everyone. A path with a better view nonetheless.

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