Bike Lanes in Vancouver: Transportation Solution or a Symptom of Suspect Civic Planning?
In collaboration with the SFU City Program.
Bike lanes in Vancouver are a controversial topic. They have been successful in certain parts of the city, while in locations such as downtown, they are sparsely used and a source of consternation for drivers. Does Vancouver need more bike lanes or fewer of them?
John Hughes is a doctoral student in SFU's School of Communication. He began his PhD work in 2014, with a focus on ritual communication. He did his graduate work in Louisiana, producing a thesis on Hindu altars. He has worked as a general assignment reporter for the CBC and as an education reporter for NPR. John published his first book in 2012, entitled Nobody Rides for Free: A Drifter in the Americas. Other interests include politics, mythology and playing football on weekends.
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