Letter: Cyclist licensing not the answer

Police presence needed to re-educate cyclists and drivers

Re: Cyclists should also be licenced, Oak Bay News, Feb. 26

I recommend that before thinking that bicycle licensing is a panacea Lucy Gething read Toronto’s discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of licensing bicycles. It seems to be a good effort to examine the question. Toronto city eliminated bicycle licensing, as did Richmond.

Oak Bay should get more police feet on the street to re-educate bicycle Darwin candidates – and motor vehicle drivers too.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich