by Philip Langdon, Sep-2011
The "Greenest City Action Plan" of Vancouver, British Columbia, calls for 50 percent of all trips in the 640,000-population city to be by foot, bike, or transit by 2020 — a substantial increase from the current share, which is approximately 40 percent. In order to increase their cycling share the city has invested in separated cycling lanes or “cycle tracks” in the downtown. The new cycling facilities have been met with some controversy but also with number of positive results including; an increase in the number of cyclists, a larger share of women cycling, and a decrease in the number of collisions.
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