The City of Vancouver called yesterday for public input into a separated bike lane on Hornby Street to connect the Burrard Bridge and Dunsmuir Street bike lanes, as well as with the seawalls in Coal Harbour and Beach Avenue.

According to Lon LaClaire, manager of Strategic Transportation Planning, the No. 1 reason people don’t bike is because they don’t feel safe.

Separated bike lanes allow cyclists to feel safer which leads people to bike more, said LaClaire.

However, LaClaire added that cities that have implemented separated bike lanes found that “collisions between cyclists and motorists have increased.”

The public consultation runs from now until mid-September.