“We saw during the Winter Games that if we provide convenient alternatives to vehicle travel, people will use them,” said Mayor Robertson. “Separated bike lanes are a proven way to attract more people to cycling, and with these new protected bike lanes on the Dunsmuir Viaduct, cyclists now have a safer route into downtown.”
Bike lanes were created on Dunsmuir Viaduct while the viaduct was closed during Games time. Existing concrete gravity barriers were relocated from the south to the north side of the viaduct. There are still two lanes for vehicle traffic on the viaduct.
The six-month demonstration on the viaduct will compare cyclist and vehicle traffic before and during the demonstration.
Cycling is the fastest growing mode of transportation in Vancouver, and the City’s award-winning network of bike routes has doubled in size over the last 10 years. Vancouver now has over 400 lane-kilometers of bike facilities.
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