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Here’s what bicycling in San Diego should be like

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 1, 2017

During our recent visit to Canada we saw a considerable number of bicycle commuters in downtown Montreal and Vancouver, far more than we ever do in downtown San Diego and vicinity. I think their street accommodations and strategic use of one-way streets might have something to do with it!

René Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal about 1/2 km east of Chinatown.

 

Downtown Montreal, Blvd de Maisonneuve at Rue Peel.

 

Downtown Montreal. Sometimes there were more bicycles than cars on the road.

 

Downtown Monteral. This was typical at all times of the day.

 

Vancouver is a role model for what support for bicycling can do. In 2015 the city reported 131,000 bicycle trips (http://www.straight.com/life/705251/vancouver-records-spectacular-increases-cycling-trips)

 

Downtown Vancouver.

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