I am attaching a link to a pdf with changes happening to a somewhat busy commuter cycle route in Vancouver.
They want to increase usability for pedestrians and wary cyclists. It is primarily an industrial area, there is a connection to a pedestrian bridge over the river to the south of W Kent Ave S.
Here is the design link: http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/Canada...esign-2013.pdf
and image of pdf:
Here is the project site: Canada Line Bridge Pedestrian and Cyclist Connections Project | City of Vancouver
They have been planning this for 1.5 years (I only started commuting in this area in January after moving), so I was unaware of it until they began construction prep a month or so ago.
My biggest concerns are for eastbound commuters along W Kent Ave N. and northbound commuters at Cambie Street and SW Marine Drive. The SE corner of Marine and Cambie is a commuter train (Skytrain). On Cambie St northbound there is a bike lane on the road and a two way mutil-use path (I rarely see anyone cycling on it) on the east side of Cambie. Commuters use Cambie street not the mup.
Is it worth fighting? Does it seem as bad an idea as I think it is?