A preview of Portland? Vancouver BC’s new downtown bike network (photos)

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
bikers crossing

Vancouver’s three-year-old downtown bike lane network.
(Photos © M. Andersen.)

Lots of people know you can go to Copenhagen or Manhattan to see grids of protected bike lanes in action. But there’s another set of them 300 miles north of Portland — and they run right through a city so similar to Portland that they could be siblings.

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Hey, guy from Vancouver BC, we’re listening

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Vancouver gives plenty of space and
separation for people walking and biking
along their waterfront. We should do the same.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Tonight, Portland is set to get schooled once again by the highly engaging and sharp Gordon Price from Vancouver B.C. Price is the director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University and he’s a noted thought leader on urban planning and transportation.

Vancouver’s transportation network and urban form is something to admire. They’ve done a lot that we should pay attention to.

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