Bicycles are the agent of change in shifting our transportation reliance away from fossil fuels, and towards a greener, healthier, socially responsible future with more active transportation (walking, cycling).
Cycling offers a lively, energizing commute to destinations under 20 km, and can be included as a portion of commutes over 20 km.
Vancouver's goal to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 33% by 2020 can be achieved faster with the implementation of supportive cycling infrastructure.
While bike lanes and pathways have been improving, end-of-trip facilities such as safer short and long-term bicycle parking need more attention.
Concerns over bicycle theft and vandalism have been deterring bicycle owners from making more bicycle trips.
Vancouver Cycling Map
BC Cyclist Manual
Around the World
Vancouver's cycling community reached 7% cycling mode share in 2015 , with approximately 131,000 trips made by bikes. - Transportation Panel Survey, 2015
Being one of the leading cycling cities in North America, Vancouver still has room for improvement.
Countries like Denmark and the Netherlands have been developing cycling infrastructure as early back as 1975. Their tremendous efforts have resulted in great success, with as much as 50 percent of urban populations cycling to work and school.
Automated bicycle parking has appeared in places like Japan, Spain and Germany, in the form of underground parking and bike towers.