$25 Million to Improve Bike Lanes in Vancouver

Vancouver city council has voted unanimously to spend $25 million over the next two years to improve bike lanes as part of a 10-year plan to improve access for cyclists in the city.

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Vancouver city council has voted unanimously to spend $25 million over the next two years to build 55 kilometres of new bike lanes as part of a 10-year plan.

About four per-cent of commuters use bikes, but Mayor Gregor Robertson is hoping the investment will attract more people to hop on their bikes.

“The city had a goal to have 10 per cent of people riding by 2010, and we did not hit that. We got stuck at about four per cent some years ago, because there wasn’t any investment in infrastructure,” said Robertson.

“I’d like us to hit that ten per cent mark. It may take five or 10 years to get there, but we’ll make a significant investment over the next two years and track the numbers really closely to see how close we are,” said Robertson.

source: CBC News Full Article HERE

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  1. That’s awesome!!! As a commuter myself I know that there are sketchy merges / intersections throughout the city (even in designated bike lanes). Also, having lived in Rotterdam, I felt much safer biking there because they have a raised shoulder for the bike lanes.

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