Cycles slowing businesses

2017-01-31 06:01

I have observed the creation of cycle lanes along Albert Road with interest.

I have seen businesses forced to close and people lose income and employment due to green cycle lanes that replaced parking bays.

I watch with dismay as tickets are issued to people who are unloading goods for their stores. Where must they park? Where must their clients park?

Surely businesses should have been considered and consulted in this process?

In the area of Salt River circle, there is a huge amount of traffic flow from five very busy roads. Albert Road leading to Liesbeeck Parkway is very narrow and used by many trucks. The stores along the outgoing road have no parking at all.

Very few cyclists make use of this road. Maybe the cycle route could be diverted to run along Foundry Road and join the main traffic at the bridge, before the River Club?

Travelling by bicycle in European countries and Cape Town are vastly different. Their crime rates are a fraction of ours. Many people commute long distances to get to their place of work.

If professional cyclists are being assaulted and robbed, what would happen to the average citizen? The professionals are normally cycling faster and more focused.

I am all for cycling as recreational sport and for commuting short distances, but don’t compromise the economy by trying to enforce cycling.

Please give the parking bays back so we can run effective businesses.

Lynn Coetzee Salt River

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