How you feel about bike lanes may depend on where you live, poll suggests

By Carly Stagg, CBC News, June 28, 2018

Canadians in major urban areas are largely in favour of separated bike lanes, a new poll suggests — but that doesn't mean they want those lanes built where they live.

How you feel about bike lanes — whether there are too many or not enough, if they should be separated, and who's to blame in cyclist/driver conflict — all heavily depend on where you live, how you commute and how old you are, suggests the new public opinion poll by the Angus Reid Institute released Thursday.

"Cities in this country are undergoing as profound a change in terms of how different modes of transportation share the road as we've seen in 100 years — probably since between the time people who were driving horses with buggies were sharing the road with nascent drivers in these newfangled things called cars," said Shachi Kurl, the executive director of the Angus Reid Institute.

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