Here's HUB's November cycling column in The News:
Published: November 15, 2013 7:00 AM
It continues to amaze me how some vocal bike lane opponents continue to be adamant that people on bikes do not deserve a safe place to ride.
The most common reason is that “they don’t pay for the roads." Don’t they? Actually, most cycling is done on municipal roads, which
are mostly paid for through property taxes. Whether you bike or drive,
you pay property taxes if you own a home, and if you rent, your share of
the property taxes are included in that.
Recently there have been some articles and letters in
our local papers about the “astronomical cost of the bike lanes” along
Lougheed Highway between 216th and Laity streets.