TransLink has approved the routes for major new regional bike infrastructure — the Major Bike Network (MBN).
Funding is already approved, and is included in the $9.3B 10-Year Vision as $131M for “Regional Cycling”. That’s 1.5% of total spending, showing that bike infrastructure is really cheap, and that you can do ambitious stuff, even spending less as a percentage than cycling’s regional mode share (~ 2%).
The plan calls for around 300 km of separated bike lanes, and 2,400 km of bike routes (usually in neighbourhoods with lower traffic). The MBN will be cost-shared with the municipality.Read more »