It is time we license cyclists?

We have lost count of how many times ourselves or our dogs have come close to being hit

Editor, The Times:

We are frequent walkers along the Schubert Drive river trail in Kamloops, where it seems the shared pathway has little meaning to many cyclists.

We have lost count of how many times ourselves or our dogs have come close to being hit while enjoying our walks.

Do these riders not realize they, too, could be seriously hurt if a collision occurred?

Many have no regard for the fact some people cannot hear the swish of a bike tire on pavement or when traffic is busy, no one can hear a bike coming from behind.

Why are they not required to have a warning device, such as a bell or horn, on their bikes for their own safety and the safety of others?

Some of them do and are very courteous to walkers, while others speed along with seemingly no thought for anyone else.

We have to pay for a dog licence — why not a bicycle licence?

Money raised could help maintain the pathways.

Maureen Jackman

Kamloops, B.C.