An addendum to the previous post:
I think the City of Vancouver will only listen to proposals which utilize pedal power or electric power and will turn down any motions which involve internal combustion machines. They think that being Green is the elimination of pollutants or hydrocarbons or any other oil based propulsion system. This has been evident from the beginning. Look at how they have catered to bicycles by closing off one lane of a very busy (Burrard) Bridge for the exclusive use of bicycles. You only have to be there during rush hours to see how impractical this is with all the car lanes jammed with vehicles and the bike lanes being virtually unused.
Now on the news today they announce that another $25M will be used to establish more bike lanes to criss cross the city for the bicyclists. They have also removed another lane from another busy viaduct for exclusive bike use. Every time I travel over the Dunsmuir Viaduct it is very busy with cars, and hardly ever one bike can be spotted using this lane.
Even at Vancouver City hall where employees were previously allowed to park their scooters & motorcycles for free, they have withdrawn this priviledge. Employees must pay full price for a parking space. I don't think the city understands the situation. Most bikes are now fuel injected and their lower weight causes less damage on the roads, and they consume much less than a 4 wheeled vehicle. I hope that our peaceful demonstation will garner some attention to our plight.
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