Friday, April 30, 2010

Scariest places to cycle in Burlington - there's no way to avoid them.

Liftbridge & experienced cyclists

Cycling is good for you and your health but it is risky.  The city is building its cycling infrastructure but too often bike lanes are put where it's easy, NOT where they should be!!!

Burlington and other communities have many scary areas you must cycle through.  From the liftbridge to the overpasses where you face a risk 33 times greater than normal of being involved in a collision.

What's your scariest area to cycle in Burlington?

Check out my pictures of scary, scary cycling areas in Burlington

These are the areas that need to be addressed in the cycling master plan!  The sooner, the better!


  1. Barron ThompsonMay 1, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    Photo 2of14 is my number one Gene. Heading West is way more tricky then going East. It's what influences MOST cyclists to ride on the sidewalk.

  2. My vote for the scariest places to cycling in Burlington would be any of the roadways which cross highway on-ramps.

    I ride on Brant Street and the scariest part is crossing the QEW. Going north on Brant the bike lanes end just as you approach the on ramp.

    I took Guelph Line over the QEW once, never again, and I am now sticking with Brant.

    It is interesting to note that in Burlington, cycling on the sidewalks is permitted, except downtown Brant Street, and if it is left this way because of the QEW/403 on-ramp safety issue.