Vancouver Debuts Two-Way Bicycle Lane

The new bike lane is fully separated from car traffic and runs downtown on Dunsmuir Street, and is being tested for the next six months for viability.

Mayor Gregor Robertson lead a parade of cyclists down Dunsmuir yesterday to celebrate the opening.

According to blogger Gordon Price, the makeover "...happened fast. The Engineering department moved in and transformed Dunsmuir with surprising speed – and not just by laying in a row of Jersey barriers. They're experimenting with several types of separation, including planters and paint and concrete dividers."

And in The Globe and Mail, Frances Bula talked to Dunsmuir St. businesses, who were wary about the impact it might have on their bottom line: "The businesses along Dunsmuir have been vocal about the potential problems. 'If this doesn't work, I would like the city to pay for my $11-million in renovations to this hotel,' said St. Regis Hotel general manager Jeremy Roncoroni, whose building sits at the busy intersection of Seymour and Dunsmuir Streets."

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