Dunsmuir Street separated bike lane to officially open on Tuesday

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      While it’s already being used by cyclists, the new bike lane on Dunsmuir Street will have its official opening on Tuesday morning (June 15).

      At 11 a.m., Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson and community representatives will gather at the corner of Dunsmuir and Granville streets to launch the two-way, separated lane.

      Vancouver city council voted on May 20 to approve the bike lane as a six-month trial.

      The lane extends the separated lane on the Dunsmuir Viaduct, which opened in March, to Hornby Street.

      The city ultimately plans to add another separated bike lane to the downtown core in order to link the Dunsmuir Street lane with the Burrard Bridge bike lanes.

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      More Bikes Lanes?

      Jun 15, 2010 at 10:03am

      There's already enough bike lanes. They are getting out of hand! that's an important travel route into downtown. The funds should be put into mass transit instead.

      Is Hornby next?

      Jun 15, 2010 at 7:42pm

      Could we work on Hornby now for a north-south bikeway?

      The Real Zweisystem

      Jun 15, 2010 at 8:46pm

      You can thank skytrain for all this mess. Skytrain causes roads to be messed up.


      Jun 16, 2010 at 9:08am

      So, no money for schools and education, but we get bike lanes that block off bus lanes, and missing lanes on bridges. I just *love* seeing 2 bikes across Burrard and hundreds of cars.

      I don't have a tremendous amount of respect for our mayor. I know where my vote is NOT going.


      Jun 16, 2010 at 12:31pm

      After all this, after the $25,000,000 handout to the most entitlement-minded ego-driven 4% of the population at the cost of kid's summer programs, the petting zoo, and the conservatory, you know what's going to happen?

      The same commie-in-anarchist-clothes critical massholes will do everything they can to piss off drivers all summer. Because nothing is ever enough for them.

      Thanks to their endless campaign of division and instigation, I get dirty looks all day from drivers when I'm on my bike with my HELMET following the damn rules.

      Bike "activists" are ruining the city for the MAJORITY of bicyclists that actually DON'T have an axe to grind against freedom, order, business, democracy, basic math, capitalism, logic..... well, pretty much everything except tofu, bongo drums and social housing.

      Follow the taffic laws or go away. That includes STOPPING AT RED LIGHTS no matter how big your pack of mindless followers is.