seriously, please forgive my usual skepticism, but it is a rather big leap from not even owning a bicycle to commuting by bicycle on a regular basis. if you are commuting to work, for e.g., and you say to the authorities that it is unsafe and problematic because of a lack of cycle path, then may be more convincing. otherwise those guys who hold the budget is going to say there is no real demand. it’s good to have. and may be - just may be, there will be more people cycle to work, or to school once the bike paths are in place. but that kind of argument normally don’t fly very well.
it might be more realistic if, for e.g. you can identify a very popular cycle path - say between a housing a area and a school where many school kids there are already cycling on the road, with the obvious safety concern. then we ask the council to put in bike path, and we go from there, one path at a time. instead of a big umbrella statement that says, we need bike paths in miri, and we’ll cycle more if there’s bike path.
not trying to pour cold water. just sharing some thoughts for consideration… don’t get fired up yet. [/quote]
All inputs are appreciated…we have a common goal…to make Miri city a better place for everybody…we are the owners/stakeholders of this city…when i suggested bicycle lanes for Miri…i know a lot of people out there have creative and beautiful ideas… so keep them coming… like having bike paths connecting schools such as St Columbas to the city centre and so on. A lot of students want to cycle to schools but it is not safe for them to do so at the moment…