Last week I covered a protest of Vancouver residents demanding that the city spend their tax dollars more responsibly. A major impetus driving protestors to speak up was the launch of a massive bike lane expansion with no consultation of taxpayers.
The bike lanes are popping up in major intersections throughout the city but will anybody use them?
Even worse, small businesses are being hurt since their customers just lost their parking spots!
A 2011 study showed that Hornby street merchants lost a whopping 11% of sales after the bike lane was installed.
Watch as I speak with a restaurant owner from the area to see if businesses are beginning to feel the impact of the bike lanes on their traffic.