New Smithe and Richard’s St Bike Lanes
Downtown Vancouver recently introduced 2 new protected bike lanes. The new protected bike lane running along Richard’s St from Pacific St to Gastown and another one along Smithe St, on the north side of the road, connecting the west end of Downtown to Yaletown. Previously there was no protected lanes connecting Yaletown and downtown’s west side. Both bike lanes features protected traffic light signals. Motorists are not allowed to make a right turn on a protected red light while the cyclists have a right of way in that signal phase. This will help avoid conflicts and accidents.