Vancouver Considers $25 Million Investment in Bike Lanes

The city of Vancouver is looking to expand its bike network with the proposal of a $25 million investment in bicycle infrastructure over the next two years.

The city's 10-year Cycling Master Plan heads before the council today, and seeks to add more than 55 kilometers of new bike lanes to the city within the next decade.

"The additional bike paths and routes would give Vancouver a 415-kilometre bike-route network and help the city reach its target of having 10 per cent of all urban trips in Vancouver made by bicycle by 2020, Mayor Gregor Robertson said. Right now, only 3.7 per cent of trips, or 60,000 trips a day, in Vancouver are made by bike on average, although some neighbourhoods boast up to 12 per cent."

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