The City of Vancouver says they’ve received almost 8,000 survey responses regarding a new design for Granville Bridge. In a news release, Paul Storer, the Manager of Transportation Design, said the “West Side Plus” option was the public’s favourite. As the city of Vancouver plans to restructure Granville Bridge, Vancouverites can expect to see wider sidewalks, a two-way bike lane, and safety improvements. The bridge re-design is estimated to cost between $30-$40 million.
Paul Dragan, the owner of Reckless Bike Stores in Vancouver, thinks the proposed changes to the bridge are a step in the right direction. He thinks – like most trends – biking will become more popular with increased accesibility.
“The more bike paths you see, and the more people you see on bikes, the more normal it becomes.” – Paul Dragan, Owner of Reckless Bike Stores