Last week I was pointed in the direction of an online post on VancityBuzz.com featuring an image of my daughter and I on the Hornby protected bike lane. Intrigued, I read through the piece and found it to be a very critical summary of the proposed installation and upgrades to the current protected lanes. Overall, the piece had an air about it that made protected bike lanes out to be an unnecessary expense. Not only was I disappointed with the tone of the piece, but I was also unimpressed that an image of my family happily using the protected lanes was attached to it (the image has since been removed). After some exchanges between myself and my husband on twitter, the editor of VancityBuzz asked me to write a rebuttal. The following is that rebuttal, which I hope brings to light how important protected lanes are to all road users, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike, and especially to families like mine!