"The volume of cyclists are one block off. It has really been apparent to me that if you're trying to make that make that population shift, there's a visibility problem that we suffer from here, because we are one block off. I think it matters if you see people cycling."
John Forester is alive and well, and knows what the problem is.
His book is a bible to some, shaping views on transportation cycling, which in turn helped shape some of the transportation policies — and facilities built, or not built — in British Columbia over the past few decades.