At last, an update about the future of the Stanley Park Causeway. It sounds encouraging.

The province has made a commitment to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety along the Causeway. The initiative comes a few months after a 61-year-old cyclist died after colliding with a bus. There have been three recorded cyclist accidents on the Causeway and approach to the Lion’s Gate Bridge in the past five years.

“The Ministry of Transportation is absolutely committed to developing a plan for improvements,” said representative Todd Stone. “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.”

A cyclist was killed on the Stanley Park Causeway Saturday evening when she came in contact with a pedestrian on the shared sidewalk causing her to fall into traffic.

The tragedy occurred only two days before Vancouver’s bike-to-work week and has fueled an ongoing debate about bike lanes in the city.

Those in favour of designated bike lanes draw attention to the success of those added to the Burrard Street Bridge a few years ago.