Today in the Globe and Mail, Frances Bula wrote about the movement in Vancouver to have bike lanes protected by concrete barriers to encourage riders that don’t feel safe on the road. Bula’s article is a result of the City of Vancouver calling a motion this week for a bike lane protected by a concrete barrier on the Dunsmuir Viaduct at the cost of $300,000.
The report on the Dunsmuir Viaduct is expected to be passed at council tomorrow and also asks for approval in principle to create a route through the downtown to connect the Burrard Bridge and Dunsmuir Viaduct.
According to the article, if engineers can work out an acceptable concrete barrier solution, the next challenge for the city is a barrier-protected bike lane down Cornwall Avenue and Point Grey Road to the Westside.
Question: What’s wrong with cyclists using the the ad-lib Burrard Bridge to York (or West 1st, West 2nd, or West 3rd) to the existing Seaside bike route to go West and vice versa?
Last modified: February 3, 2010