Gower spot on with cycling column

Dear editor,

I just read the best article in a local paper in a long time. Andrew Gower has hit the nail on the head with his viewpoint on the bicycle industry in the Comox Valley. As he mentioned, the economic benefits related to cycling and the tourism/retail industry are undeniably substantial. Additionally the healthy lifestyles associated with outdoor activities will save taxpayers thousands of dollars in health care costs in the long and short term. Not to mention the fact that here where I live in Cumberland people are buying houses and raising families because of the proximity to the cycle friendly community adding to the local economy in numerous ways. When I finished high school it was still relatively easy to get a job on a fish boat, in a logging camp or at a lumber mill. Those days are gone. We need to re-think positive, healthy ways to keep our kids and grandkids employed at home in the Comox Valley. Thanks.

James Powsey

Cumberland

 

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