While MICA students have made it clear what they want on Mount Royal Avenue--dedicated bike lanes--President Lazarus tries to hide his actual position in muddled language. The statement he released has pleasant platitudes, such as "we have made bike safety one of our top priorities," and "MICA has been working to make changes on Mount Royal Avenue to reduce traffic, reduce the speed of traffic, and enhance the safety of pedestrians."
But it doesn't answer the essential question: Which priority is higher, the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians, or not inconveniencing drivers?
Unless Pres. Lazarus comes out unequivocally supporting a dedicated bike lane instead of an *extra* automobile lane, it is clear that however high bike safety ranks on his list of priorities, drivers' (and possibly his own?) convenience ranks higher.
Let Pres. Lazarus know, if Mt. Royal doesn't have dedicated bike lanes, it's not complete!