Bike lanes give me Golden Ears?
Remember the uproar over separated bike lanes in downtown Vancouver? And Vision's cheeky “Bike Lanes Make Me Hornby” T-shirts?
Well, now there's a suggestion that a separated bike path or dedicated cycling lane be installed in Golden Ears Provincial Park. It's one of six recommendations submitted last month by the Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club to B.C. Parks, which is putting together a new management plan for Golden Ears.
You see, car drivers can go pretty fast on the Golden Ears Parkway, and a bike lane would make things safer and more comfortable for cyclists in the park. "A dedicated cycling lane is needed to properly separate vehicles from cyclists on the main road within the park," RMOC states in its submission.
Something tells me that no one will be particularly angry—or, sadly, make T-shirts—if something of this sort was built in the woods of northern Maple Ridge.