Video: Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson opens Dunsmuir Street bike lane

This morning (June 15), the City of Vancouver officially opened the separated bike lane on Dunsmuir Street.

The two-way lane extends the bike lane on the Dunsmuir Viaduct to Hornby Street.

Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke during an event at Dunsmuir and Granville streets marking the opening, which was also attended by city staff, cyclists, and media.

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Jun 16, 2010 at 12:40pm

Wow Gregor, printing out all those propaganda banners sure is greeeeeen, thanks for saving the planet again.

Ray I

Jun 16, 2010 at 6:10pm

Ya, and thanks for fucking up traffic even more downtown. I guess you are planning to get elected without the votes of people who drive.

The rest of us...

Aug 1, 2010 at 3:23pm

One of the largest, if not the largest, demographics of the GVRD are baby-boomers and seniors. As they continue to age it will become increasingly physically difficult for them to get around the city and attend appointments, grocery shop, etc., thereby making them more dependent upon conventional means of transit like cars.

Bike lanes do nothing to help these folks and in fact, by reducing available parking and road lanes for cars, only serve to make their ability to access the city more difficult.

Stop focusing on, and catering to, such a small demographic of people (bike riders) and stop to consider the future of the aging population.

Not a senior

Nov 12, 2010 at 2:21pm

@The rest of us...

You know what else happens to people who age? The lose reaction time, eyesight, etc. and really shouldn't be behind the wheel. Don't try to pretend that car-culture is fantastic for seniors. We just keep them on the road until they kill somebody because having good public transit is too hard.