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More bike lane anguish, this time on Drake

October 14th, 2010 · 61 Comments

Some realized it early and others didn’t, but the Hornby bike lane also extends along Drake for a block to carry riders over to Burrard and then along Burrard to get them onto the bridge. As well, there are some streets that are not Hornby that will be impacted to get cyclists to the seawall.

We heard from businesses on Hornby. Now the anguish begins elsewhere, as evidenced by this email passed on to me.

I was shocked to learn that the bike lane being constructed on Drake Street, between Hornby and Burrard is being built on the south side of Drake Street. VR 1183, 950 Drake Street is a strata-title residential building of 150 suites that only has access for moving in and out of the building from the loading zone on Drake Street. If you take away our only access to the building there will be no way to move in and out. No loading zone for seniors either. If fact, access is already blocked by the construction crews on Drake Street. Somebody has made a huge error in the disclosure and planning for this bike lane. We must have access to the street to move in and out. It also appears that the bike lane will block access to the common area courtyard which various trades need access to for critical maintenance work and fire department may need access to for the whole Anchor Point complex, which is bounded by Pacific, Hornby, Drake and Burrard….Lawrence McGillivray, strata manager VR 1183, 950 Drake Street, Vancouver

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