The Vancouver park board has voted to immediately remove the temporary bike lane on Stanley Park Drive that has been in place since early in the pandemic.
Removing the lane was a promise ABC Vancouver candidates made during the recent civic election and now that they have a majority on the board they have followed through on it at Monday night’s Park Board meeting.
"We’re taking everything into account and it’s a hard decision. But I think it’s time to move forward but then also come back with a better solution for the bike lane," said Angela Haer, the commissioner who brought the motion forward.
The motion to remove the lane passed 6 – 1 with all ABC commissioners in favour. RELATED STORIES
Cycling advocates say the separated bike lane on the roadway was a safer option than sharing a lane with traffic, or riding on the seawall which can get very crowded.
"It’s just such a joy to be able to safely ride through the forest," said Lucy Maloney with Love the Lane, an advocacy group formed by people who wanted to see the lane made permanent.
"The bike lane is wide enough that you can ride side by side and chat to a friend and there’s still plenty of room for faster cyclists to pass you."The motion also directs staff to begin exploring how to create a permanent bike lane on Stanley Park Drive that is less disruptive to other park users.Haer said it is ABC’s intention to move forward with […]
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