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Vancity Bike Share wrapup - Thanks, Suggestions and a Movie

Vancity Bike Share wrapup - Thanks, Suggestions and a Movie

By Roland Tanglao on September 5, 2007 - 1:01am

Thanks:

  • Thanks to Vancity for having the Bike Share Program.
  • Thanks to Richard for joining up because without Richard joining I wouldn' t have joined and got back into biking. I have reactivated my Villiger Silvretta from Switzerland that I bought in Germany and am happily biking to work on it two or more times a week.
  • And thanks to Nokia for giving me the free Nokia N93 phone which I used to take 502 photos from the Vancity Bike: here are the 10 flickr sets of photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Suggestions (now that I bike regularly to work):

  • have the bike path signs show: direction, name of bike path and where it leads to e.g. Commercial, Strathcona
  • Adanac is the same as Union which is confusing since this is not clear
  • a dedicated bike lane on Burrard on the right, not in the middle of traffic, the current one in the middle of traffic is dangerous; I almost got run over by tourists from California the two times I took the Burrard bike path going North
  • tech stuff: bluetooth transmitters and/or Wifi and/or SMS numbers at each major bike path crossing that I can use to get a map with 'you are here' on my mobile phone (it's doable so why not?)
  • dedicated bike paths where no cars or motorized vehicles are allowed; let's have a plan and start doing this, why not make the 10th avenue bike path for bikes and residents and deliveries only for starters?

Movie:

This movie (4:11) was made from 502 photos taken from my Vancity Bike Share bicycle from June 27 to July 11 2007 from my Nokia N93. Music from teru used under a Creative Commons license: Technology (ft. MTGakaCaraMelG) and Start a Digital Revolution (ft. tacet, KCentric), http://terumusic.blogspot.com/

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 5, 2007 - 7:14am.

"# have the bike path signs show: direction, name of bike path and where it leads to e.g. Commercial, Strathcona
# tech stuff, bluetooth transmitters and/or Wifi and/or SMS numbers at each major bike path crossing that I can use to get a map with 'you are here' on my mobile phone (it's doable so why not?)"

It's Vancouver .. not Marrakech for crying out loud. You get lost in the 20 blocks between home and downtown? Bring a map if you're that lousy and remembering the route.

Submitted by Roland Tanglao on September 5, 2007 - 2:45pm.

Roland Tanglao
VanEats
Bryght

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 5, 2007 - 11:45pm.

Just Shaddap & Keep Peddling !!

Submitted by babykarret on September 6, 2007 - 12:23pm.

"dedicated bike paths where no cars or motorized vehicles are allowed"

I was under the assumption that car traffic on some of the bike routes has already been discouraged. I love the Ontario St and 37th Avenue bike routes to death; when I went to elementary school at Ontario and 28th, my mom was often chastised while picking me up from school for driving on Ontario for more than a couple of blocks. Perhaps it's just not well enforced anymore?

I think it'd be neat to start doing geocaches on the bike routes.

Submitted by Roland Tanglao on September 6, 2007 - 3:30pm.

but it's still not the same as being car free
we'll get there!

Roland Tanglao
VanEats
Bryght

Submitted by D'Arcy Norman (not verified) on September 13, 2007 - 12:58pm.

That's a great little video you put together, Roland! You must go pretty close to Brian's house on the way through Adanac.

Submitted by g5glet22 (not verified) on June 15, 2008 - 4:19pm.

thanks for share

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on June 21, 2008 - 2:53pm.

That's a great little video you put together nice work!

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