Now that Mayor Moron has his fancy bicycle lanes on Hornby and Dunsmuir (temporary experiments that look awfully permanent) and the "temporary" Burrard Bridge debacle that just seems to stay there with those ugly concrete barriers,) it's time to ban bicycles on Burrard north of Drake.
Get rid of the southbound bike lane and give at least one major road back to motor vehicles.
Since Hornby has been decimated by the new bike lane, more northbound vehicle traffic has been funneled onto Burrard.
Driving downtown every day, at various times of day, I can see most of these bike lanes are hardly used.
And while I'm at it, it's time to start charging "bike people" with driving offenses, such as going the wrong way on one way streets, running stop signs and traffic lights, riding in crosswalks and on sidewalks, etc.
They should be forced to have a license on their bike, insurance and the proper lights and horns or bells.
Motor vehicle drivers are forced to contribute to the provincial government and Translink through licenses, insurance, gas taxes, etc.
Why should bike riders get a free pass?
And this talk about tearing down the viaducts near the "sports palaces" is utter nonsense as well unless they're replaced by a tunnel.
A progressive city council would approve a new elevated or underground freeway along the railway track right of way from the end of the viaducts all the way to Highway One instead of having traffic from the highway forced onto 12th and 2nd Avenues to enter and leave the downtown area.
A tunnel under the city core could route traffic freely to the Lion's Gate bridge as well.
The greengrassholes have had their way far too long at the expense of people who must have a motor vehicle to get to or do their jobs.
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