Vancouver council to vote on more bike lanes 0
Five new bike lanes are ready to break ground in Vancouver this year, but they first need approval from city council Tuesday.
The new bikeways have already gone through public consultations and are estimated to cost $3 million.
If given the green light, bicyclists riding through east Vancouver will benefit from two new lanes intersecting at Dumfries Street.
Another bikeway would run between Nanaimo and Rupert streets, while improved safety is behind the bid to expand space for cyclists at Union Street and Hawks Avenue.
The fifth proposed project would run parallel to 59th Avenue, just south of Langara Golf Course.
Coun. Geoff Meggs said city engineers have ranked the bike lanes in terms of the impact they'll have on transportation in Vancouver, to ensure they deliver the best "bang for the buck."
He said he hopes council passes plans for the bikeways unanimously.