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More should have been said about mayor's reason for voting against cycling lanes on Shelbourne Street

I have two comments to make on your lead article on the approval of cycling lanes on Shelbourne.

Saanich council voted 8-1 in favour, and the lone dissenting vote came from Mayor Richard Atwell. No mention was made by your reporter as to why the mayor is not in favour. I would like to know why and I feel that if that information had been given the article would have been more balanced.

Secondly, I find it ironic that the picture in the article of the two cyclists has a city bus in the background. As our communities grow, mass transit is the only thing that is going to help with traffic congestion. A bicycle carries one person, a bus carries many times more then that, yet it seems to me that local councils are putting all their efforts into bike lanes.

Why are they not pressuring the provincial government to bring in more hybrid/electrical vehicles to move people quickly and efficiently?

Leonard Bonavero

Saanich