Monday, July 6, 2020

Rules of the road and socail distancing

Social distancing not working
As a lot of the world, we are still dealing with COVID-19 and all of the restrictions that are being put in place.  One of the biggest things is the idea of social distancing and staying 6 feet apart (2 meters) from others when you are standing in lines etc.  Well, in this picture you can sure see that people aren't standing the distance apart and most of them don't have face masks on either.  I understand that they are outside but it is still recommended to wear a mask if you can't social distance.

Another issue with this situation is that the van which is selling fruit and veggies is parking in a bike lane.  Just in front of the van is a no stopping sign that seems to be ignored on a regular basis by these vendors.  Also in the bike lane is another vehicle that is parked and the person is standing in line to purchase things.

For us, it is very frustrating to see these vehicles stopped in the bike lane because these lanes were put in our neighbourhood to promote biking.  Now with these vehicles stopped it means that the cyclists are forced out into the live lanes of traffic instead of in their designated lane.

I have continued to report these vehicles and it just doesn't seem to help at all.  If we were to stop in one of these lanes we would probably be the ones that got the ticket. I understand that people want to purchase things but either find a safe spot to park this vehicle or go to the store and get the stuff.

Social distancing rules have been put in place for the safety of everyone and I hate seeing so many people think that these rules don't apply to them.  So please when you are out and about remember that we all want to get back to doing the things that we enjoy doing and the only way to do that is to wear a mask and social distance.



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