Thursday, June 14, 2012
Brakes off for Vancouver’s bike-friendly future
The Vision-Vancouver-dominated council approved plans Wednesday to launch a bike-share program by next spring, naming a Portland company, in conjunction with Montreal’s Bixi bikes, as the likely private partner. It declared that its two-year trial of separated bike lanes downtown is no longer a trial, but permanent. And the recently released draft transportation plan envisions an even more aggressively bike-friendly city, where trips by car are reduced from the current 60 per cent to only 33 per cent by 2040. Read more.