New Point Grey Road: The Cycle of Success


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This was too good to leave to Monday.  The Globe and Mail does the first piece on the success – yes, recognized success – of the Point Grey Road greenway*:

Controversial Vancouver bike lane seems to be effective

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There were protests in the streets, and allegations of class warfare and political favours. Even by Vancouver standards, the debate over the city’s latest bike lane grew especially heated.

But nearly one year after a stretch of Point Grey Road closed to vehicles, the city says the bike route that was later installed is often the busiest in Vancouver and the plan to shift traffic to major arterial roads has worked.

“It was a tremendous success in terms of achieving the goals that we had, which was making it safer and more comfortable and convenient for people walking and cycling,” said Jerry Dobrovolny, Vancouver’s director of transportation. …  Before construction, Mr…

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