The closing of our highway on Saturday (Sept. 8) for three hours, not for any good or emergency reason but for a bike ride, is wrong.
Claiming it is okay because we were forewarned is nonsense. Our town was divided so that those on one side could not drive to the other side. Any notice did not clearly say that one could not drive across.
It is unfortunate that our highway was not built to accommodate bicycles. That oversight is no reason to steal the road use for a bike ride, for that is not normal. Bicycles are normally ridden on the streets, obeying stop signs and traffic signals as they might well have done on the Grand Infringement Day last Saturday.
We are told this was not a race but only a massive bike ride. Well, cyclists have been travelling on this highway without the barricades for a long time.
Everyone must know that this blockade was a stupidly-arrogant decision, unnecessarily disturbing the proper decisions of many, not the least of which was the right to attend the Brackendale Fall Fair on time.
No one really has the right to create this disturbance.
Garibaldi Highlands, B.C.