Biking not a one-size-fits-all panacea

Editor, Glebe Report

Re: “Biking a win-win-win,” Glebe Report, September 2023.

I would like to take issue with Tom Trottier regarding his letter to the editor, “Biking a win-win-win” (September 2023).

Yes, it’s a great idea to bike everywhere, for those who are fit enough to do it. But what about the infirm, those who have health issues and the elderly? Not everyone is able to “bike, skate or walk downtown,” as he puts it, or anywhere else.

This has to be taken into account when one is enthusiastically promoting bike riding as a panacea for good health, speediness and a strong economy.

Sadly, this attitude caters only to the fittest and excludes a whole section of the population whose need to get about is just as important. Surely, a much more inclusive attitude is appropriate. It starts by realizing that there is no “one size fits all” solution to this problem.

Wendy Davies

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