Vancouver City Council has approved ‘option three’ of the Burrard Bridge bike lane trial, meaning drivers will lose one lane on the bridge. Council voted to designate the southbound curb lane and the northbound sidewalk for bike traffic only. Pedestrians in both directions will use the southbound sidewalk–which will be pedestrian only. A trial run of the arrangement will start in June.
The trial re-allocation of the west curb lane of the Burrard Bridge will be between Cornwall Avenue and Pacific Street. City staff will implement a number of modifications to the configuration and operation of the road network downtown and south of False Creek. Three options were considered, including one which would have closed one lane in each direction.
Last modified: May 7, 2009