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Here’s how to have your say on Hornby bike corridor

August 10th, 2010 · 197 Comments

I know you’re all panting to let the city know your views on this. Don’t waste your breath on me. Go directly to the source.

Here’s the city news release.

Hornby bike lane open house welcomes public input

City of Vancouver transportation staff will be at the Pacific Centre Mall rotunda Wednesday to meet the public, provide information on the proposed Hornby St. separated bike lane and receive public input.

Staff will be in attendance from 11 am to 7 pm. The rotunda is located just inside the Howe and Georgia streets entrance to the mall.

The open house is part of an on-going public consultation for the proposed bike lane. City staff are meeting with Downtown businesses and key stakeholder groups such as the BC Trucking Association, Translink and the Vancouver Board of Trade, more than 4,000 info cards with surveys have been mailed to residents and businesses on or near Hornby, an online forum has been set up for people to comment on the bike lane proposal and an online survey is available for people to provide their views.

Input is being taken until mid September.

Under the proposed plan, a separated bike lane on Hornby Street would connect the existing Burrard Bridge and Dunsmuir Street separated bike lanes and also connect with the seawalls in Coal Harbour and off Beach Avenue on the English Bay end.

When considering which street to implement a north-south separated bike lane, City staff evaluated factors like safety, truck and transit use, existing bike routes and use, traffic flows as well as the presence of on-street parking and loading zones. Staff evaluated Burrard, Thurlow, and Hornby streets.

Hornby Street is the preferred option for a cross-town separated bike lane because:

  • it already has a one-way bike lane;
  • there is high bicycle and medium vehicle use of Hornby; and,
  • it is not a transit or designated truck route.

For more information on the proposed plan, visit Cycling – City of Vancouver. To fill out a survey on the proposed bike route visit The online discussion forum is at Blog | Open Dialogue – City of Vancouver

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