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Burrard Bridge Open House

Posted at the request of Richard Campbell
Please come out and show your support for the Burrard Bridge Trial at the City of Vancouver’s open house. After 15 years it is time to settle the debate once and for all. The trial is the only way to do that. We need to make Burrard Bridge safer to walk and cycle over now.
A two lane trial is needed so there can be a barrier between cyclists and the high speed traffic on the bridge and so faster cyclists can past slower cyclists on the long uphill sections. It will be a bridge that everyone from eight to eighty will love cycling over. A one lane trial would only have a narrow bike lane that would not be separated from traffic and would not have passing space. It would likely be worse than riding on the sidewalk and not attract new cyclists.
With the bike lanes between the sidewalk and the traffic and no bikes to worry about, Burrard Bridge will be a joy to walk over and enjoy the great view.
Open House: Burrard Bridge Bicycle Lane Trial

Come out to an open house to discuss a trial re-allocation of one or two lanes on the Burrard Bridge to create improved cycling and walking facilities on the bridge:
Saturday, January 31 from 2 – 5 pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Great Hall Pacific Boulevard and Davie Street.
The council minutes:
The Burrard Bridge Two Lane Trial Facebook Group
Show your support for the trial, Join the I Support The Burrard Bridge Two Lane Trial Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44613493519
FAQ From the Friends of Burrard Bridge

Burrard Bridge Two Lane Trial FAQ: http://burrardbridgetwolanetrial.blogspot.com/

Written by Stephen Rees

January 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Posted in cycling

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