Legacy Trail ends with dangerous transition
On Aug. 3 at 3:15 p.m. I was driving from Banff to Canmore and had just passed the Park gates. I was driving cautiously because there were cyclists ahead of me on the shoulder and sometimes people do strange things.
I could never have predicted, however, that a silver-haired gentleman would politely signal a left turn and ride his bicycle directly in front of me.
I hit my brakes in a panic, saw in my rear-view mirror that a semi-trailer was bearing down fast behind me with its horn blaring, and was aware of vehicles beside me squealing tires as they tried to avoid collision.
I am glad the man on the bike made it safely across the three lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway, and I hope he never endangers and terrifies that many people ever again.
Iím writing this letter to alert others (drivers and cyclists) and to ask if there should be a safer transition point for the (wonderful/well-used) Legacy Trail.
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