FitVic Pushes for Bike Lanes Down Red River Street

FitVic’s mission is to encourage physical activity in Victoria, they hope the city adds bike lanes to Red River Street either by road reconstruction or putting stripes down on the street. Devon Jones, Victoria College student, thinks making a way for drivers and bikers would be ideal.

“A lot of the time cars are frustrated because they have to maneuver and it’s another car on the side or they have to slow down for the biker and for the biker you have to worry about being hit,” Jones said.

Other bikers say they prefer to ride downtown or in the woods, but think new bike lanes would help people exercise more if bikers are cautious of drivers.

“I feel if it’s not real crowded and if you ride properly you’re gonna be okay,” Yates said.