Improvements can’t come at the cost of city car revenue

In all my years as a cyclist, pedestrian and car owner, I cannotbelieve how such a small minority has obtained such control over cityhall. The concept of more cyclists and safer interaction between carsand pedestrians is great, but commerce, which is dependent upon theroad system, helps to pay for all capital improvements in the city.

 

Re:?Every which way but loose on Burrard Bridge. (July 10.)

In all my years as a cyclist, pedestrian and car owner, I cannot believe how such a small minority has obtained such control over city hall. The concept of more cyclists and safer interaction between cars and pedestrians is great, but commerce, which is dependent upon the road system, helps to pay for all capital improvements in the city.

 

Motorists pay well for their usage of the roads throughout Vancouver. Expecting drivers to travel to the supposedly under-used Granville and Cambie bridges is absurd, since more gas will be burned and more pollution produced due to the extra distance travelled.

The whole benefit of more cyclists is defeated by the side-effects caused by the lane closure.

I am a cyclist, and support improvements, but they must come second to the important needs of commerce transportation that greatly assists in paying the city’s bills.

 
 
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