26 Apr '17, 11am

Cyclist tells people NOT to ride the Trans Canada Trail

Cyclist tells people NOT to ride the Trans Canada Trail

With much of the trail following the shoulders of busy highways, Edmund Aunger says the trail is dangerous and should not be promoted as a tourist attraction. Edmund Aunger has a message for anyone thinking about coming to Canada this year to cycle the Trans Canada Trail: “Do not come!” The trail is supposed to be completed by July 1, 2017, just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday, but Aunger fears it isn’t what people expect it to be, based on misleading advertising. Much of the trail is along the shoulders of highways, with motor vehicles racing past at dangerous speeds. It is not safe. In an interview with CBC radio host Ian Brown, Aunger, an avid cyclist and political science professor at the University of Alberta, explained how the original intent for the trail was to provide a safe transportation network for non-motorized travelers – cyclists, runners, and hikers in ...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/cyclist-tells-people-not...

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