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Separate bike lanes remain especially popular in Vancouver – Research Co.


About a third of residents believe some of the existing trails should be removed, but two in five approve of the status quo.

Vancouver, BC [May 27, 2022] – Two-thirds of City of Vancouver residents are satisfied with the existence of dedicated cycling infrastructure, according to a new Research Co survey.

In the online survey of a representative municipal sample, 66% of Vancouverites support separate bike lanes in the city, up two points since a similar Research Co. poll conducted in May 2021.

“Vancouver’s cycling infrastructure is accepted by a significant majority of residents who use bicycles (82%) or public transit (79%) on weekdays,” said Mario Canseco, President of Research Co. “Most Vancouverites who drive (59%) are also in favor of separate cycle lanes.

Just over half of East Asian Vancouverites (54%) support the city’s separate bike lanes. The rating is higher among city residents of South Asian (70%) and European (71%) ancestry.

About a third of Vancouverites (32%, +4) think there are too many separate bike lanes in the city and that some should be removed, while just under one in five (19%, -3 ) claims that there are not enough bike lanes and more should be added.

Two in five Vancouverites (40%, -1) think the current number of bike lanes is okay, rising to 46% among women, 48% among Vancouverites ages 18-34, and 43 % among residents. on the west side.

The Vancouver Park Board has approved a temporary bike lane on Park Drive in Stanley Park until the summer of 2022. More than three in five Vancouverites (63%, +4) think it’s a “good idea,” while that 24% (-5) consider the decision a “bad idea”.

Vancouverites who cycle to school or work are overwhelmingly supportive of the temporary bike lane in Stanley Park (86%), as are those who rely on public transit to get around (69%).

While 32% of Vancouver drivers consider the approval of a bike lane on Park Drive a “bad idea”, more than half (57%) say it is a “good idea”.

Methodology: The findings are based on an online survey conducted May 17-19, 2022 among 400 adults in the city of Vancouver. The data was statistically weighted according to Canadian census counts for age, gender and region in the city of Vancouver. The margin of error, which measures the variability of the sample, is +/- 4.9 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty.

Find our data tables here and download the press release here.

For more information about this survey, please contact:

Mario Canseco, President, Research Co.

778.929.0490 [e] [email protected]