VANCOUVER BIKE LANES

Chris Bruntlett

In Praise Of The Upright Bike

There are many other policy implications that come with the spread of slower, safer city bikes -- here in B.C., a big one is around mandatory helmet laws. Many such laws were passed at a time when fast, forward-leaning cycling was the norm, and safe bike infrastructure was virtually non-existent. When drifting along at a walking pace, in an upright position, on a dedicated cycle track, the notion of legally requiring head protection certainly changes.
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City of Vancouver Addicted To Debt

It's important to remember that the city, like the rest of us, has to pay interest on debt in addition to repaying the principal. With more money going to service past debt (interest plus principal), less is available for important municipal services such as garbage collection and policing. That means Vancouverites also "pay" for debt indirectly through reduced services.
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Vancouver Election Has Bigger Issues Than Bike Lanes

I felt compelled to see these protestors in person. A younger, more angsty self would have wanted to mock and troll them, literally ride circles around them and ring my bell. But I'm older and more chill now, and really I just wanted to see if they were real, if their hearts were in it or if they were just NPA hacks, and if they were as homogeneously old, white, and wealthy as they appeared in pictures.
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Get Fit For Free

The holidays have come and gone, and that means it's time to fulfill that New Year's resolution to shed those extra pounds. What's that you say, the gym is too busy? And Christmas spending has tapped...
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Kits Beach Bike Lane Protested

People living around Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach Park are protesting plans for a bike lane in the popular park, but the park board says it isn't backing down. Several hundred protesters turned out Su...
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GET READY, VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER - City councillors in Vancouver have voted in favour of spending at least $6 million of taxpayers' money on a new bike-share program.The program has been in the works for five years and will...