City seeks public input on new separated bike lane along Hornby Street downtown
The City of Vancouver aims to be the greenest city in the world by 2020, and the use of new separated bike lanes on the Burrard Bridge and Dunsmuir Street—and plans for a new one along Hornby Street—have us on our way.
With the millionth cyclist crossing the Burrard Bridge before the lane’s first birthday and use of the Dunsmuir separated bike lane up 250 percent over the past few months, the City is asking for public input on the proposed Hornby Street bike lane.
The new bike route—chosen for Hornby Street’s existing bike lane, relatively low vehicle use, and lack of transit and truck routes—would connect the existing Burrard Bridge and Dunsmuir Street separated bike lanes and also connect with the seawalls in Coal Harbour and off Beach Avenue on the English Bay end.
Yay or nay? Have your say
An information session will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 11–7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Pacific Centre Mall at Howe and Georgia streets. Go fill out a survey card and have your questions answered by City staff on site.
The open house is part of an on-going public consultation for the proposed bike lane. City staff are meeting with downtown businesses and key stakeholder groups such as the BC Trucking Association, Translink and the Vancouver Board of Trade; as well, more than 4,000 info cards with surveys have been mailed to residents and businesses on or near Hornby in addition to an online forum that has been set up for people to comment on the bike lane proposal. Fill out the online survey here.