VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Tomorrow’s the kick off to Bike To Work week, but one of the more beautiful areas to ride in Vancouver can be quite harrowing.
The Vancouver Park Board‘s Aaron Jasper is putting forward a motion to minimize conflicts between walkers and riders on the 26 km stretch around Stanley Park and False Creek. He wants to get the safety plan rolling before someone gets seriously hurt.
“[We need to] put up some better signage. I’ve seen examples with the bike lanes in downtown Vancouver where a very bright green paint has been painted on the ground to indicate the spot cyclists go. Perhaps we could examine some of that,” notes Jasper.
He adds it’s not just the busy English Bay area that needs attention.
“Lots of pedestrians are crossing [the path], whether it’s the dragon boaters at our new Creekside Community Centre, folks going to take photos at the totem polls at Stanley Park or down at Harbour Green Park.”
The plan will be debated tomorrow night at the Park Board meeting.