With all the new segregated bike lanes going up in Vancouver, there’s been a lot of controversy about whether it’s necessary. Yes, it is definitely taking away road space. However, the city’s own car counts of vehicular traffic going in and out of the downtown core shows that our traffic in 2010 was almost the same as car traffic in 1965! So what else have … Continue reading Bike Lanes and Property Values
I haven’t visited Streetfilms in a long time. The Buzzer Blog posted one of their recent films about Vancouver transit and cycling integration. I wonder what a person from outside of the region thinks when they see this film. It certainly gives the impression of wonderful freedom and integration. However, the system is far from perfect, but we should toot our horn as a region … Continue reading Streetfilms – Vancouver transit and cycling integration
Fun infographic on health and bike use. I like the losing 13 lbs over 1 year of cycling part. I wish there were a graphic describing how much cycling it takes for me to lose my spare tire. Created by: Healthcare Management Degree Continue reading How bikes can save us?
Vancouver city council approves controversial Hornby bike lane. Is it just me or are there is one glaring misrepresentation in this article from the Vancouver Sun. Mind you, by the time you get to this article, they may have updated it for the print version for tomorrow. Vancouver’s pro-bike city council unanimously approved the controversial Hornby separated bike lane late Tuesday night, despite the concerns … Continue reading Hornby Bike Lane article in Van Sun
Bikes vs. cars: Who pays their fair share?. This news article is a few days old now, but it is quite a fascinating read considering that Don Cayo, a business-centric write at the Vancouver Sun, is writing this piece. It’s clear to him and Jerry Dobrovolny, the director of transportation at the City of Vancouver, that the cost of roads are paid mainly by property … Continue reading Bikes vs. cars: Who pays their fair share?