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Most Vancouverites pleased with separated bike lanes in city

Last Updated Dec 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm PST

A separated bike lane on the Dunsmuir viaduct in Vancouver. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

It seems seven out of 10 people in Vancouver are keen on separated bike lanes in the city

An online survey conducted by Research Co. looked at data from about 400 adults

Research Co. president says these findings aren't surprising

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An online survey conducted by Research Co. reports more than two-thirds of people are happy with the bike infrastructure Vancouver offers.

With data collected from about 400 adults, Research Co. found seven out of 10 people support separated bike lanes through the city, which adds up to about 69 per cent.

Although 25 per cent of people are opposed to more bike lanes and five per cent are undecided in their opinion.

A poll published Friday, Dec. 13 from Research Co. found about 30 per cent of Vancouverites think there are already too separated bike lanes and some should be removed.

Research Co. president Mario Canesco says these findings aren’t surprising considering the number of people who rely on bikes for their commute.

“…90% of Vancouverites who commute to school or work on a bike express support for this type of infrastructure,” Canseco says. “We also see that majorities of Vancouverites who commute by taking public transit (79%) and driving (69%) are also in favour of having separated bike lanes.”

The survey also found about one-third of people aged 55 and over think Vancouver has too many separated bike lanes and should remove some.