Despite millions of dollars spent on separated bike lanes on the Burrard Bridge cyclist account for only 5% of bridge crossings.
City of Vancouver claims that cars make Point Grey Road dangerous for cyclists.
Cyclists do not appear to care about safety as they use this commuter route for bicycle racing in everyday traffic.
Despite all the money poured by Vision Mayor Robertson and all the hype feverishly pitched by Vision Councillor Meggs there are no increases in cycling volumes on high profile bike routes.
Review of the City of Vancouver Downtown Separated Bicycle Lanes Status Report released this July shows that cycling volumes on most established separated bike routes are flat to declining.
source: City of Vancouver, Downtown Separated Bicycle Lanes Status Report, Summer 2011, Appendix A
Vancouver taxpayers are being fed arrogant hype claiming increases in cycling as a result of separated bike lanes being installed while City’s own data shows decreases in cycling on main cycling routes like Burrard Bridge or the Ontario Bike Route.
Financial mismanagement of Vision City Hall was on full display last week when its police force – the Vancouver Police Department – had to be subsidized by Provincial Government so the VPD can carry out traffic enforcement.
Ontario Bike Route is a popular bike route in Vancouver running north/south through the heart of the City. Comparing spring and summer months of 2009 and 2010 shows a 15% decline in cycling along that cycling route.
In 5 out of six months there was a reduction in cycling. Spring months show double-digit drops in cycling exceeding 30% in April of 2010 when compared to 2009.