Another item from “Designing for People of All Ages and Abilities: Active Transportation & Health in Vancouver” by Dale Bracewell – who pointed out something easily missed but quite amazing in these numbers. Look to the right of the bar chart (click to expand).
The numbers on Hornby Street and Lions Gate are almost equal. Yet the latter bike route – the Causeway and bridge – is not what anyone would consider an easy route: steep grade, fair distance to destinations, no separation (yet) from fast-moving traffic on the Causeway.
It suggests to me that a lot of people on the North Shore cycle for the workout effect.