City staff report on Burrard Bridge bike lane trial delayed

A City of Vancouver staff report on the Burrard Bridge bike-lane trial has been delayed.

“It was scheduled for the March 3 meeting, and it got as far as the city manager’s office, but it didn’t get there in time, or didn’t get approved in time to make that deadline,” David Rawsthorne, a city engineer responsible for greenways and neighbourhood transportation, told the Straight by phone today (March 4). “I’m thinking it’s possible later this month or early April.”

Vision Vancouver councillor George Chow, a mechanical engineer, confirmed the delay to the Straight.

“It may be the next one or the one after next,” Chow said. “That would be March 17, the next T and T [transportation and traffic committee meeting], or the first one in April [April 7]. That’s what the city manager was telling me.”

Added Chow: “That should be okay, because we probably won’t get into the trial until we get Cambie Street back into full service. That should be at least a month or so away or more, right? There is still a lot of paving down there and work to be done.”

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