City proposes new bike lanes for Granville bridge and throughout downtown Vancouver

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      The City of Vancouver has unveiled plans for new bike lanes, the majority of which it proposes for the downtown core.

      The additions are planned for the Granville Street Bridge as well as for sections of Bute Street, Burnaby Street connecting on to Drake, Smithe Street, and Nelson Street.

      The plans also provide for new lanes that would connect the Hastings-Sunrise area to Gastown and the downtown core as well as a route running north-to-south through Grandview-Woodlands. Those are proposed for Water, Alexander, and Powell streets, plus new sections covering Cambie and Gore.

      Finally, a new lane is suggested for the southern edge of Stanley Park. It would connect the Comox Greenway to the Seawall.

      Streets covered in a solid-purple line denote plans for a new bike lane while dotted lines mark existing routes the city suggests be upgraded.
      City of Vancouver

      City staff have also recommended upgrades for a number of existing bike lanes.

      The plans are included in a report on infrastructure that is scheduled to go before council for a vote on Thursday (December 10).

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