The best coverage so far on the City of Vancouver’s update on active transportation actually comes from Portland – through Michael Andersen at


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… an amazing slideshow of survey results presented to the Vancouver City Council on Wednesday are a rock-solid reminder that good bike infrastructure can have a spectacular payoff, even in a city that already has quite a bit of biking. …

Vancouver’s 2014 bike-commuting estimate was 9 percent, up from 4 percent in 2011. According to the U.S. Census, Portland’s bike-commuting rate in 2014 was 7 percent. …

So what has Vancouver been doing differently on transportation over the last few years, enabling it to add tens of thousands of new commutes but hardly any additional auto trips?

Among other things, it’s been taking heat.


Details follow.  It’s a good overview of what has happened here in the last few years.