Bike lanes – just for bikes?

By | April 13, 2010



Snapped from the corner of my street this afternoon.

I’ve seen joggers using the bike lane too. Them, I object to; skateboarders, I’m not sure about.


Joe T. on April 13, 2010 at 7:54 pm.

I used to get annoyed at rollerbladers, but only if they were overly slow.

Now though, I’m a little more relaxed about it… lots of cyclists go slower than I want them to, and I get stuck behind them… but I just wait until it’s safe to pass…. whether it’s a cyclist, a roller blader, a skateboarder.

It’s tough… because I don’t like e-bikes in bikelanes. I’m weird.

leckyf on April 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm.

I’m weird about that too. Earlier this week I passed an e-bike on the Humber trail. I grumbled to myself but then as I continued riding I thought “no harm, no foul.”

But having said that, they are a little cumbersome and take up more of the lane than a bike does….but to throw out that argument, an adult trike (which a friend of mine utility rides) would take up far more space.

In the end, I suppose I’m okay with it.

Frank (friendly purveyor of pointless responses)

spire on April 14, 2010 at 12:13 am.

I’m cool with all self-propelled transportation in bikelanes. Not joggers. E-bikes in the lanes bother me.

Christy on April 15, 2010 at 4:43 am.

I think they’re a good all-purpose lane. I suppose rollerblades would be really awkward and slow though. But skateboards and such don’t work so well on sidewalks – with all the people and bumps.

Ean Bowman on June 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm.

Well most municipalities outlawed skateboarding in the early nineties on all public roads.

So if it’s illegal everywhere, that makes me just not care. I’ll skateboard in the bicycle lane but try to maintain an acceptable speed, and move aside when cyclists want to pass.

Hopefully this isn’t a problem for people but I know it will be.

Actually this morning someone photographed me skateboarding in a bicycle lane. Not sure what for, but I hope it wasn’t because he was mad. He looked amicable.


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