Will a new bike lane be good for Vancouver’s Commercial Drive? Well, that depends whom you ask.
Late last year, the city proposed a dedicated bike lane along the busy East Vancouver strip, part of a larger plan to add a dozen new bike lanes to the city over the next five years. Behind the push: a dramatic increase in the number of bike trips across Vancouver, which jumped by 16 percent last year alone.
A newly released study, however, suggests that a Commercial Drive bike lane is not without controversy. 84 percent of business and property owners surveyed do not support a separated bike lane on the Drive, according to the Commercial Drive Business Society. And 85 percent are concerned about losing parking on the street to make way for bike access. Continue reading:
Commercial Drive Bike Lane Plan Attracts Mixed Reviews in Vancouver