“The main concern is that having bike lanes on Commercial Drive only serves a small portion of the community.”
That’s Nick Pogor, Executive Director of the Commercial Drive Business Society, talking about a survey of 164 business owners and 128 property owners that found almost 84% oppose the City’s plans for a dedicated and separated bike lane.
“The businesses on Commercial Drive rely not only on local traffic, whether it’s on foot or on bike, they also rely on destination shoppers to the area. And hampering any of the parking options on Commercial Drive is a real concern for those destination shoppers.”
Over 80% of those surveyed think a cycling route on Victoria Drive is a better idea.
Pogor was speaking on The Jon McComb Show on CKNW.