Texada, the island just off the coast of Powell River, used available funds from the Gas Tax to widen 1 km of a 3.5 km road last year to allow for a bike lane. The plan was to continue using these funds annually to continue the bike lane. Turns out there were other places money was more urgently needed – potholes are a menace on same road. Water systems are outdated, etc., etc.
As there are generally about 5.7 cars per hr on the road – and probably 2.3 bicycles during the same period – one wonders why a bike lane was thought necessary anyway…but there’s a petition afoot to continue the work. Surveys asking the 1000 people who live on the island where they’d like the money to go, were largely ignored.