Three photos of people riding bikes on Vancouver’s very popular and busy Seaside Greenway. Shamefully, the section at Kits Beach Park is nasty and dangerous, but nothing gets done.
Despite seeing over half a million bike trips annually, and being subject to many years of calls for change from users and residents alike, the Vancouver Park Board continues to operate under the assumption that routing people on bikes through a busy parking lot — including tourists, children and older folks — is A-OK.
I’m here waiting for the train on the Adanac bike route in Vancouver, and my Mobi bike share time is creeping towards the 30-minute limit for this ride.
Mild anxiety ensues. But as the graffiti says on one of the signal housings — “relax”.
As of last week, this is what Vancouver’s upgraded 10th Avenue Bikeway looked like in the hospital precinct near Oak Street — still incomplete, but already being used.
This is the one that prospective NPA mayoral candidate Glen Chernen promised to take out with heavy equipment if elected.
Whether 10th Ave, Point Grey Road, Hornby Street, or any other piece of the network, it’s not going to happen — for at least four reasons. Read on >>
Vancouver’s Point Grey Road on a Sunday afternoon in April. Where 6,000 – 10,000 motor vehicles once dominated most days, children now ride safely on a busy and spectacular Greenway. And the experience for everyone is terrific. Car-mageddon indeed.
What does CBC’s Stephen Quinn have to say about riding his bicycle to work in Vancouver?
Hint: he likes it.
Out for a walk after dinner, hoping for a monster sunset. But found this instead.
Speaker: Todd Litman
Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
While there has been much discussion on the health and social importance importance of creating universal walkable places, decision makers want to know the bottom line. What are the economic outcomes of investment in the walkable public realm, and is creating walkable places the right thing to do from a resident, business, and community perspective?
This webinar with transportation specialist Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute explores the economics of investment in walkable infrastructure and communities, and will provide innovative and practical ways to communicate walkability benefits to politicians, decision-makers, and the public.
Wed, May 9
1 PM PDT (4 PM EDT)
Free; reserve on Eventbrite