LotusBlossom wrote:Hmm the empty bike lanes, in a city that rains 3/4 of the year...
I'm all for finding better alternative forms of transit to help the environment, but when they aren't being used, and are causing congestion of cars idling in the core, where is the benefit? Get rid of them and give them a strip of street like they do in Toronto. Most that use the bike lanes are couriers anyway and for the most part have done fine without them in the past.
Some of the cyclists in this city are total pricks. I was riding on 10th and Main today, approaching a stop sign. The car in front of me is already stopped, and the girl in the passenger seat opens her door to push the button. She's at least 50 feet away from the nearest cyclist. This douchebag moustached hipster cyclist pulls up next to the car, and BLASTS the airhorn he for some reason has mounted to his bike. He then proceeds to lecture the people in the car about how dangerous it is to open your door with cyclists around, and that it's actually against the law and he could report them blah blah blah. Naturally they tell him to go fuck himself , and all I can do is facepalm and mouth "I'm not with him".
I take the Dunsmuir bike lane often and it's great.. but it really does fuck up traffic (and today, with light rain, there was NO one on it but me). I have a feeling Vision is going to get trounced and the lanes will be gone. This is my first year biking to work, and so far so good. I usually take Powell/Cordova in/out, and it's great. Better than $250/mo parking. We'll see how much I like it when the snow/rain/cold hits (I will venture a guess-- not very!)