Thanks for that.
I really don't mind if we cater to cyclists, but to spend millions on infrastructure used by less than 3% of commuters seems really misplaced to me. The big congestion problems are in and out of the city to west shore and Sidney and those are problems that can be alleviated by better transit. Of course as soon as people move from their cars to busses more people will switch back to cars and fill the road to capacity, but I don't see gold-plated cycling infrastructure doing much to have a significant impact on cycling.
More concerning is that the numbers don't show an increase in cycling as a share of travel mode since 2001. Out bike lane network has grown considerably since then, gas prices have risen considerably, parking is more expensive and harder to come by, the eco-movement has strengthened, environmental awareness has improved....
(And speed limits are going to shift people from bikes to cars?)