October 24, 2022

“Cycling Through Covid” in Canada

The latest from Buehler and Pucher:

How 14 large cities around the world adjusted their cycling policies during the first years of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how those policies contrasted with their approach in the decades prior.

In each, Buehler and Pucher also explore how each city’s plans for future investment in cycling infrastructure and programs have been impacted by the pandemic.


Here’s a relevant quote from the Vancouver section:

The city installed many pop-up bicycle lanes, such as a two-kilometer stretch of Beach Avenue that has since been converted into a permanent protected bicycle lane, separated from motor vehicle traffic with concrete barriers.

That upgrade has attracted the most bicycle traffic of any city facility, with almost 14,000 cyclists on some days. 


Here’s the Streetsblog version.

Here’s the full article in ‘Sustainability’.

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