In preparation for all the people from around the world coming to their town, vancouver councillors have/are slapping bicycling lanes on many of the high tourist streets in order to look good for visitors concerned with pollution-free modes of transportation. I am a cycler, and also support bicycling lanes and any reduction in our carbon footprint. Unfortunely, some of the streets they have chosen are not safe bicycling streets even with painted signs because there isn't a cycling lane and are designated heavy bus and commercial routes. Main St. is a prime example, a major bus route with bus islands, and a major large commercial truck route. There already is a safer, low volume cycling route 2 blocks west (Ontario St.) but I suspect councillors are more interested in "looking good" then the safety of cyclers. I am a city cycler and city commercial truck driver. I see the close calls, the tension, and frustration everyday that come from directing bicycling traffic onto truck routes. I would caution anyone visiting vancouver and planning on bicycling about, try to get a map showing truck routes, and use alternate routes. Not only will you enjoy your ride more, you'll breath far less diesel fumes, and lessen your odds of running amuck with large buses and trucks. Vancouver is a great city to ride about, it has a tremendous variety of sights to see, just try to stay away from the main industrial roads and have a fun time!