Watch: Point Grey Rd bike lane critics say take city property along the route, keep road open

While Vancouver city council considers the controversial plan for a bike lane along Point Grey Road, a growing chorus of people is wondering why the city doesn’t just use land it already owns.

The 6-million-dollar plan would create a dedicated bike lane from the Burrard Street Bridge to Point Grey — and would involve closing Point Grey Road to commuter vehicles.

Opponents of closing the road point out that like most cities, Vancouver has the legal right to use part of homeowners’ property near the street, and it should build the bike lane there, and keep the road open.

The final decision is expected to be made later tonight.

Tanya Beja reports.

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