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Vancouver turns to New York for a lesson on making space for bikes

October 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments

My story in the Globe today about the NY Transportation Commissioner’s visit to the city.

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  • Darcy McGee

    An article in Slate (which I dislike because it reinforces the inaccurate premise that all cyclists run stop signs.)
    http://www.slate.com/id/2232555/

  • Bill Lee

    …”TransLink market research has shown that about two-thirds of the two million people in the Lower Mainland either ride their bikes at some points during the year or are interested in doing so.

    So, many have a bike but don’t ride vocationally. We could make the change in 2 years if the city was serious. Cars could be driven, but only out of town or on ‘Moving day’

    As it is, these moving couches are a waste, dangerous and too detached from the real life of the day. And I’m watching the Vancouver Police ticket reams of single drivers in the HOV+bicycles lanes on Hastings.

  • NYC is now also considering lowering fares for the subway during off-peak hours.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/22/nyregion/22mta.html?_r=1&hp

  • sorry, buses and subway.

  • Hoarse Whisperer

    That Smart Card technology…

    Ya gotta love it.

  • Darcy McGee
  • Frances,
    A nice little story that is fabulously hopeful for Metro Vancouver. Chipping away, chipping away at the car-is-king/queen mindset, which is so powerful. Thanks
    Douglas Todd