If you’re a driver in Vancouver, you may have mixed feelings about this news. The city has issued a request for proposals which asks bidders to conduct a feasibility study for “pedestrian and cycling enhancements on Granville and Cambie bridges.”
In other words, the City of Vancouver is considering adding biking lanes to both bridges.
According to an article on the CBC, the study is a result of “Transportaion 2040”, the city plan which aims to create a vision for Vancouver’s transit system for the next thirty years.
The proposal is still in development, but if it goes forward it envisions a two-lane pedestrian and cycling path that cuts down the middle of the Granville Bridge. For the Cambie Street bridge, the proposal would involve turning one of the three lanes into a bike lane.
But bikers and pedestrians shouldn’t get too excited, at this time the city is simply investigating whether changes to the bridges are structurally feasible.