I hope that I’ll be able to highlight various aspects of bike commuting, and particularly how it affects people in Kits. According to StatsCan, in 2006 almost 12% of work trips from Kitsilano were by bike. This was before the Burrard Bridge bike lane, the downtown bike lanes, and the 10th Ave bikeway improvements. Given the recent statistics of use of the Burrard Bridge bike lane, it’s clear that the number of bike commuters in Kits is only going up.
Some of the topics I’ll look at in the coming weeks include bike safety, gear, riding in the wet weather, riding in the dark, dealing with motorists and pedestrians, issues with the bikeways, and so on. If you have any suggestions on things you’d like to see covered, leave a comment.
Last modified: September 30, 2011