‘Why are you shouting?’ Internet reacts to Vancouver City Councillor’s bike lane tweet

Jan 17 2018, 8:59 pm

It’s hard to tell if it’s the exact response Vancouver City Councillor Melissa De Genova was going for, but it was a response nonetheless.

On Tuesday evening, in advance of an expected decision this week by the City on whether or not to install a bike lane on the Cambie Street Bridge, De Genova invited people to share their input on the plan in a predominantly all-caps tweet.

And while it appeared to some that the tone of De Genova’s tweet revealed what side of the argument she was on, response to the tweet held a slightly different tune, with many respondents voicing their support of the plan.

The bike lane would be found on the southbound side of the Cambie Street Bridge and would involve the conversion of one of the lanes into a dedicated protected bike lane with “removable” barriers on a “temporary” basis as part of a pilot project.

This would reduce the number of vehicle lanes on most of the six-lane bridge span to five.

On the north end of the Cambie Bridge, at the downtown side, the eastbound protected bike lane on Nelson Street would be extended to the new protected bike lane on the bridge.

There would also be a connection between the protected bike lanes on Nelson Street and Beatty Street to the bridge’s new protected bike lanes.

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