My top 3 suggestions are: (1) a paved, multi-use path between Valleyview and Barnhartvale that parallels Hwy1. (2) changing layout of western parking lot at Riverside park to accommodate the cyclists entering/exiting the multi-use path. Cyclists using this route have to go against the flow of traffic through the parking lot, and have no clear route when the parking lot is full. It is dangerous. (3) Signage indicating where cyclists should go to avoid major traffic. For instance, cycling routes exist from downtown Kamloops, along Valleyview Drive, and Dallas Drive, and yet touring cyclists would not know of them, and I see them riding along the highway unaware a safer route exists.
Anonymous published Cycle commuters are different than people just riding bikes. in Cycling Policy Priorities 2014-11-17 12:32:16 -0800
A common mistake I have seen is putting a "multi-use" pathway as an answer for cycling routes. Those people who cycle to work (or wherever) are in just as much a hurry to get there as those people in their cars. We don't want to avoid baby strollers, dogs, groups of runners, kids learning to ride their first two-wheeler, and grandma out for a walk. It would make as much sense as making a major highway a playground zone. Cyclists can achieve great speeds and can seriously injure those people who stroll around without any sense of their surroundings (i.e. paying no attention to "divided lines", etc.). In order to improve cycling safety and efficiency for the daily commute, please have dedicated cycle commuters provide their input. Don't just rely on a city councillor who maybe somewhere in his garage owns a bike.