Readers didn't just like and share Jacob Parry's story about Vancouver's bike economy (“Wheel of Fortune,” March). Some also took the time to comment.
Steven Forth posted on Facebook that “this is just the beginning of the wave.” Forth, who says the city's cycling economy is expected to grow exponentially over the coming decade, believes it will employ more than 10,000 people in the next 20 years. Putting his money where his mouth is, he adds, “It is a place I plan to invest.”
On Twitter, Cam Cavers (@camcavers) joked, “No, no, bike lanes are terrible for business because of all the parking they displace, right? FAKE NEWS.” Not surprisingly, bike share service Mobi by Shaw Go (@mobi_bikes) tweeted, “We are wheely excited to see Vancouver's bike economy thrive!” Micah Goldberg (@micahgoldberg) wheely likes biking to work: “Hope the momentum continues. The best part of my day is the commute,” while Waggledancenews (@Waggledancenews) exclaimed, “Woot! Woot! or should I say, `Ding! Ding!' :)”