Building Better Bikeways: Ken Ohrn documents

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Ken Ohrn had checked out some improvements in the city’s bikeway system last year – so for the record:

Third Avenue in Kitsilano:.

Traffic calming


Just like the West End (so long ago), Ontario St., Adanac, Hawks and many others, now we see serious traffic calming measures on the 3rd Avenue bike route in Kitsilano.  This photo looks northwest at the intersection of 3rd and Bayswater.

Note the large rocks that discourage commuters from driving over the curb.  Not so obvious are the large wooden bollards that do the same.

City of Vancouver is also installing ped/cycle lights at 3rd and MacDonald.


Union in Strathcona:


This block of Union (east of Main), carries some of the highest bike-to-work cyclist volume in the City of Vancouver.  But the eastbound lane is really narrow.  So the city has done two things:  signage forbidding cars n’ trucks from passing cyclists; and a separate…

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