Here are photos and video of a situation that endangered small children. It was caused by a truck driver who was only thinking about the most important rule of the road – cars CANNOT be blocked. Compared to that central tenet of modern life, children are almost literally invisible. Cars are IMPORTANT – little kids, not so much.
The 420 Festival in Vancouver yesterday, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, resulted in many people spilling out onto the Hornby Bike Lane. The Vancouver Police Department reacted swiftly, creating an alternative Hornby Bike Lane, so that cyclists could safely bypass the 420 festival.
Businesses in Vancouver oppose separate bike lanes because they are worried about parking for their customers – but in fact, there is plenty of parking in Vancouver!
Vancouver bike routes are being developed and made safer by Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver team. Businesses complain that they have lost parking – but this is a lie. There is a SURPLUS of parking in downtown Vancouver.
The Vancouver Park Board abandoned the plan for a new bike path at Kits Beach on February 17th, 2014. BUT they said that some of the money would be re-allocated to other pedestrian and cycling safety priorities. I’m all for that! In fact, on balance, I would rather be able to bike to work safely […]
When I first immigrated to Canada I was blown away by many things – not least of which was its free press. I had spent more than three decades living under a regime that tolerated no press freedom whatsoever, so I was extremely impressed by what seemed to be an unfettered press. After watching Global […]
The Vancouver media has just launched another attack on Vancouver cyclists. On Tuesday the Vancouver Sun ran an opinion piece by Rob MacDonald entitled “Downtown Bike Routes are a Disaster”. And tonight Global headlined the news with a promise to tell us more about: “The growing anger over Bikes Lanes – why they’re very much […]
Vancouver has been accused of having a dull, grey cycling monoculture. Nothing could be further from the truth! In Vancouver the cyclists are as diverse as the population. Vancouver cycling culture is vibrant and colorful.
Montreal’s great cycling infrastructure has led to impressive progress towards the city’s aims: decreasing pollution by increasing cycling in Montreal, while decreasing motor vehicle use.
Apparently, if money is spent on roads, no one gives a damn – but if money is spent on a bike lane, then it could suddenly become the most personal and important $3,2 million ever spent in the history of Vancouver. Am I the only one who finds this odd?
OK, that’s not exactly what he said. But that was the gist of it, in a story called “Traffic Confusion” that Global News BC ran tonight. It was (yet another) story on the woeful state of downtown Vancouver now that one little bike lane has been added – the Hornby Bike Lane. It seems that […]
The very controversial Hornby Bike Lane is now open in Vancouver!
Last week BC Premier Gordon Campbell resigned with his approval ratings at around 9% – lower than Nixon’s during Watergate! By contrast, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s approval ratings have soared to the giddy heights of 43%. According to the pollsters, that’s astonishingly high. Apparently it’s rare for a Canadian politician to score over 40%, so […]
Recently Vancouver and the lower Mainland have made three giant strides towards safe cycling for all: The Central Valley Greenway (June 2009) The Burrard Bridge separated cycling lane (July, 2009) The separate lane on Dunsmuir Street (March 2010) Also, there is finally a traffic light on the 10th Avenue bike route at Fraser – what […]
In the wake of Vancouver City Council’s unanimous vote to build a new, separated bike lane on Hornby Street, the anti-cyclist lobby is seething. The internet is suddenly full of a freshly unleashed torrent of seething hatred for all things cyclist. It’s hard to comprehend. Harvey Enchin in the Vancouver Sun points out that improvements […]
Listen to Gordon Price’s speech on the Hornby Street bike lane!
Boldly going where no Vancouver City Council has gone before, Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver party took their green vision of a bicycle-friendly downtown Vancouver a step further yesterday (5th October). After a full day of debate, and only a short while before midnight (11.38 p.m.), they unanimously approved a new $3.2 million separated […]
It’s now 11.00 p.m. on 5th October, and Vancouver City Council is still debating what should be a no-brainer – giving Vancouver cyclists ONE SAFE NORTH-SOUTH BIKE LANE. The Vancouver Sun seems to think it will be decided tonight, and that the right decision will be made; although some think the plan may be amended to appease all […]
Oh my gosh, I am SO TIRED of the negative media reports on the proposed Hornby Street separated lane. I just watched a video on CTV ($3.2 -million price tag for Hornby Street bike lane). It’s all about how much the bike lane will cost Vancouver. The reporter, Shannon Paterson, looks pained – even horrified […]
Cycling on Hornby Street, Vancouver, is extremely dangerous, as you can see from this photo. As a result, you will never see children biking on Hornby Street, and you will seldom see women and children, or men and children. Canada is a kind and caring nation, so you would think that people would want to […]