Steffan Ileman wants the City of Vancouver to restore the Burrard Bridge to its pre-bike lane condition and has started a petition to rally supporters.
Ileman’s online petition will be delivered to Mayor Gregor Robertson once it hits 2,500 supporters and he only has 200 to go.
In an interview with the CBC, the 40-year West End resident reiterated “we’d like the construction to be stopped forthwith, and secondly, tear down all those concrete obstructions.”
Ileman’s petition describes the bike lanes as a “travesty” and argues that they don’t attract enough cyclists to justify their impact on motor vehicle traffic.
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“They should have built just reasonable curb lanes instead with reasonable width and that would have satisfied everybody,” he told the CBC.
According to city’s director of transportation Lon LaClaire, about 10 per cent of Vancouverites commute by bike, and it’s typical to see up to 7,000 bike trips across the Burrard bridge every day during warmer months.
According to data collected by the city, cyclists took 157,000 trips across the bridge in June.
Last modified: August 23, 2017