$2.9m to build bigger, safer cycle network in West End, Point Grey, on Canada Line, Cambie Bridges

Vancouver’s 2040 Transportation Plan is proving its worth with a systematic expansion of pedestrian, cycling and transit improvements on key networks across the city.

Coming to council next week: $2.9 million in improvements to the cycling network that will complete the first phase of the long-awaited Comox Greenway, fix problems with the Canada Line bridge crossing and improve safety at the busy Main and Union end of the Adanac bike route. (A proposed bike lane along Cornwall and Point Grey Road comes to council next month.)

The city’s transportation plan is already producing a shift to walking and cycling. Cycling is up sharply, particularly among girls and women. The 2013 plan, if approved by council, will see significant improvements at five locations and spot improvements in many others. (Translink is providing $705,000 of the overall funding for next week’s projects.)