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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One Lane Of Vancouver Bridge Given To Cyclists

An experiment 13 years in the making gets underway today in Vancouver, B.C. In 1996,
the city handed over one lane of the Burrard Bridge to cyclists- making it unavailable for vehicle traffic- then abruptly aborted the trial a week later. After much reconsidering though, the experiment begins again today.

The southbound curb lane heading out of downtown will be exclusively for cyclists, leaving two southbound lanes for drivers. All three northbound lanes remain unchanged.

Here's more on this story from 'The Hook' blog.

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