Cycling in Canada: Exploring unfinished bike lanes on the West Coast through Richmond, British Columbia
There's been a good deal of talk recently about new bike lanes and bike routes, especially those introduced in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas of British Columbia.
There’s been a good deal of talk recently about new bike lanes and bike routes, especially those introduced in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas of British Columbia.
This video, posted to YouTube by user MrHairyLegs100, shows one that’s still under development.
In the footage, the rider follows a route through the environs of Richmond, B.C., just outside Vancouver, until reaching the bike lane. The strip of asphalt is separated from the rest of the road by a concrete barrier, slicked with West Coast rain. Rolling through the bike lane, the rider follows a route that parallels farmland, trees and other traffic—a definitively west coast scene.
Above all, the video demonstrates why Canadian cities from coast to coast to coast are investing in progressive, accommodating bike infrastructure: to give cyclists a place to revel on two wheels, unencumbered by competing traffic, and a place to do it safely.
Through today’s look at cycling’s many experiences across the country, get a sense of it for yourself.