Three cheers for Coquitlam.
Between the Guildford Greenway protected bike lanes, the Lougheed link multi-use path and the introduction of micro-mobility rentals, council is taking the necessary steps to make getting around without a car not just possible, but practical and convenient for a wide variety of trips.
For my family, safe and abundant micro-mobility isn’t just a form of recreation, but a better alternative to owning a second car.
For young adults, it means greater independence during a cost-of-living crisis.
And for those who need to drive on a given trip, it means fewer cars on the road and less time spent in traffic.
I urge my city council to follow our neighbours' lead — the sooner, the better.
- Ellen Teapot, Port Moody