Jason John’s recent letter to your publication was so hyperbolic that I felt an irrepressible urge to mount my bicycle (Red Rage, I call her) and race through some parks, bowling over any children silly enough to cross my path [Letters, October 17-24].
Existing bike routes that encircle Vancouver via the Seawall are peaceful, well-established, and free of the child-maiming, terror-spreading anarchy of which John quakes in fear. Why would this be different in Kitsilano?
The real story isn’t the “but what about the children?” straw man offered in his letter, but rather an entrenched sense of entitlement that wealthy residents of Kitsilano and Point Grey have for their surroundings.
Lastly, if John’s daughter is so perplexed by the actions of city council, I’d encourage him to direct her to the closest dictionary and look up democracy and hysteria.
> Robin Ryan / Vancouver