Media release written for the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition
VANCOUVER (Jan. 7, 2010) – 2009 was a big year for bicycles in Metro Vancouver. Environmental concerns, economic pressures, and increased political will combined to put pedal power front and centre. Decision-makers have rightly identified cycling infrastructure as a valuable tool in fostering sustainability. More and more people are discovering the fun, convenience, and health benefits of active transportation. But, it wasn’t all downhill cruising and rain-free commutes. There were notable improvements to cycling policies and infrastructure in 2009, but impediments to better biking continue to highlight the need for greater attention to self-propelled travel in the region.