Recently, the City of Vancouver transportation team gave an update to Vancouver City Council on Transportation 2040; the city’s roadmap for a future where walking, cycling, and transit are attractive options for getting around. The plan estimates 50% of all trips originating in Vancouver are by bike, foot or transit by 2020. Elements of the plan include cycling as an everyday alternative, for all ages with lots of secure parking and cycle sharing options.
The trial bike lanes on Hornby Street became permanent on June 13, 2012. Unless we see a major shift in the political winds at Vancouver City Hall, we are sure to see Transportation 2040 become reality with a large element of transportation focused on bicycle utilization.
It seems like the locals are getting on the (bike) saddle with the idea. You know Vancouver is serious about bicycle culture when the likes of Mark Brand (Boneta, Save On Meats and more) team up with Whoa Nellie Bikes to launch the event of the month in Gastown – the Cycle Chic Social – a celebration of style, art, and design in Vancouver. I just hope someone has come up with a chic and safe helmet alternative. See you on the bike lanes.
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