A six month trial of the Dunsmuir Viaduct bike lane started today and unlike Burrard Bridge trial last summer drivers don’t seem to be upset. This is partly due to the fact that one lane of the viaduct has been closed for construction for quite some time now. Expect to see our city become even more bike friendly with our cycling enthusiast mayor Happy Planet at the helm.
Furthermore, there are plans to create a safe cycling network that connects Dunsmuir Viaduct with the Burrard Bridge. Moreover, my money is also on a Georgia bike lane in the new future, but it won’t be in place for a while, perhaps when the city builds the footpath connection (see Concords vision for 2020) to the future site of north east False Creek community. There is also talk of tearing down the viaducts so… The cost of this trial is approximately $300,000.
I like seeing more options getting into downtown and this connection to the eastside is a good start and sign of things to come as the city will shift its focus eastwards in the coming decade.
Photo via B5baxter