Posted on November 25, 2009
Burrard numbers show commuters surprisingly undeterred by bad weather
Indefatigable cycling advocate Chris Keam, of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, has forwarded this analysis of Burrard Bridge traffic numbers, which shows commuter cyclists surprisingly undeterred by bad weather.
Recreational cyclists are understandably more fickle, staying home in droves when the weather turns sour. Fall and winter numbers are down, of course, but weekday cycle traffic on the bridge remains surprisingly strong.
For commuters, whether on foot or cycle, the segregated lanes of the Burrard Bridge are even more important in the wet, dark days of winter.
Significant increases this year on the Central Valley Greenway, now a good protected route linking New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver, are further evidence of the benefits of dedicated lanes.