Thursday, January 12, 2012

Photo: Bike Lanes Make Me Hornby

I recall, a year or so ago, that it was a rather big thing in the media when the City of Vancouver installed separated bike lanes along Hornby Street; in particular I recall business owners along Hornby claiming that the lane would put them out of business because of the loss of parking spots that had to be removed to make room for it. Similar arguments are being raised now in New Westminster regarding the bike lane along Columbia Street. From where I've been standing, it doesn't look like the openness to bicyclists and pedestrians has been that damaging.

This is them, the Hornby bike lanes, looking south from the foot of the street. I can't take credit for the title - I saw it on a line of T-shirts that Vision Vancouver had around the time the lane was completed.

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