The Hornby Bike Lane officially opened on 7th December 2010. So ends a ridiculous fight in which business owners resisted a bike lane that could potentially save lives, in order to save 158 parking spots! (And cyclophobes resisted it because they think 1% of Vancouver road space is already far too much for cyclists.) The reality is that there is still PLENTY of parking in the area – actually, more than enough for cars, but not enough for bikes!
The Hornby Bike Lane was approved unanimously by Vancouver City Council on 5th October 2010. Another giant step forward in making cycling safe for all in Vancouver! Another coup for Mayor Gregor Robinson and Vision Vancouver.