Infrastructure Successes

We work with local, regional, and provincial decision-makers, and community groups & businesses on projects related to cycling policies and infrastructure, bike education, and awareness. These projects help build healthier, happier, more connected communities. 

Many improvements we've recommended to municipal and provincial governments, plus TransLink, have resulted in wins for active transportation, road safety and healthy communities.

In 2019 alone, our #UnGapTheMap campaign led to numerous infrastructure successes and several municipalities and government bodies were awarded at the 7th Annual Bike Awards.

We teamed up with municipalities across the region for the 20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge- resulting in over 60 low-cost quick bike infrastructure fixes, with high user impact.

 

2019 20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge Winners:
  1. City of New Westminster
  2. City of Richmond
  3. City of Burnaby

In addition to all of those Quick Fixes, we awarded two more infrastructure improvements awards and the first-ever #UnGapTheMap Award.

 

2019 Infrastructure Improvements Award Winners:

City of Surrey | 100 Avenue Cycle Tracks

City of Port Moody | Gatensbury Road Improvements

 

2019 #UnGapTheMap Award Winner:

District of West Vancouver | Hugo Ray Connector 

 

 

Current Projects 

  • #UnGapTheMap: Our Local Committees have prioritised over 400 gaps in order to create an all-ages and abilities (AAA) regional cycling network, connecting all Metro Vancouver communities. Find out more >>
  • Providing input and advice to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on the implementation of the Active Transportation Strategy, with a goal to double active transportation trips by 2030 
  • Supporting the TransLink Mayor’s Council 10 Year Vision for new transportation & funding recommendations on vital improvements to Metro Vancouver’s transit, biking and walking systems. Find out more >>
  • Ensuring accessibility of major bridges for bicycles and pedestrians in Metro Vancouver. Find out more >>
  • Integrating the Gap Priority list with the newly released State of Cycling data to enhance gap prioritization metrics, provide more robust reporting, and enable easier categorization and gap identified to continue to #UnGapTheMap 
  • Recommending cycling-related changes to the Motor Vehicle Act of BC to improve road safety for vulnerable road users. Find out more >>
  • Bike education standardization and access across the region. Find out more >>
  • Engaging with provincial health authorities to obtain support for Bike to Health promotion across Metro Vancouver. Find out more >>
  • Supporting integration of cycling and related improvements to commercial streets and business districts across Metro Vancouver.

2019 Successes

  • Riverview multi-use path connects Colony Farm in the south with Coquitlam Centre in the north (Coquitlam) 
  • Protected bike lane installed at Madison and Dawson Street (Burnaby) 
  • Tipperary Park multi-use path completed (New Westminster) 
  • 10th Avenue improvements in the Health precinct from Oak to Willow (Vancouver) 
  • Gap in the Brunette-Fraser Regional Greenway filled connecting Sapperton Landing with Spruce Street (New Westminster) 
  • Heritage Mountain extension completed with separated bicycle facilities (Tri-Cities)
  • Interim improvements along 10th Avenue near Arbutus Street (Vancouver) 
  • Upgrades to 105 Avenue from 150th Street to Guildford Library (Surrey)
  • Improvements to the 20th Street and 7th Avenue intersection (New Westminster) 
  • Powell Street bypass extended to MacLean Drive including bike activated crossing signal light (Vancouver)
  • Bike box added as part of safety improvements to 53A Street and 16th Avenue (Delta) 
  • Vehicles banned from stopping in bike lanes following campaign by HUB (Vancouver) 
  • Commercial-Broadway Station upgrades include secure bike parkade (Vancouver)
  • Murray Street multi-use path extension completed from Electronic Avenue to Hugh Street (Tri-Cities) 
  • Sheep Paddocks Trail reopened, connecting Pitt River Road to Colony Farm (Tri-Cities)
  • E-bikes now allowed on TransLink buses (Metro Vancouver)
  • Multiple improvements along Alexander Street bikeway including protected bike lane to connect with Powell Street Overpass and crossing improvements at Maple Tree Square (Vancouver)
  • Bike lanes added to East Keith Road from Queensbury Avenue to Brooksbank Avenue (District of North Vancouver)

2018 Successes

  • Over 100 quick, low cost fixes completed across Metro Vancouver as part of inaugural 20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge 
  • Protected bike lanes installed on 105 Avenue from Whalley Boulevard to 144 Street in Surrey (2018 Infrastructure Improvement Award) 
  • Protected intersection at East 1st and Quebec in Vancouver (2018 Infrastructure Improvement Award) 
  • Bike lanes installed on Highland Boulevard from Wavertree Road to Belmont Avenue (North Shore) 
  • Montroyal Bridge replacement includes new bicycle lanes on both sides, providing safer connections between Delbrook and Capilano neighbourhoods (North Shore) 
  • Protected intersection at Pacific and Burrard (Vancouver)
  • Improvements to 10th Avenue including protected bike lanes from Oak Street to Willow Street and traffic diversion from Willow St to Cambie Street (Vancouver) 
  • New bike lanes on 56 Ave (City of Langley)
  • Multi-use Millennium Trail path widened and paved between Ferry Road and Slough Bridge (Delta)
  • New bike parkade opens at King Edward Station (Vancouver) 
  • Protected bike lanes on 10th Ave from Cambie to Oak (Vancouver)
  • Completion of Parkside and Midtown Bikeways (Richmond)
  • Protected bike lanes on 100 Avenue between 140 Street and 148 Street (Surrey)
  • Painted bike lanes on 8A Avenue from English Bluff Road to 56 Street (Delta)
  • Protected bike lanes on 80 Ave (Surrey)
  • First bike parkade in Burnaby opens at Metrotown station (Burnaby) 
  • Widening of the Harris Road bridge to accommodate bike lanes (Pitt Meadows) 
  • Mixed-use pathway installed on W Keith Road (North Shore)
  • Bike boxes installed on Laity at Dewdney Trunk Road (Maple Ridge)
  • Upgrades on Glover Road from Highway 1 to 88 Avenue (Township of Langley) 
  • Completion of Phase 1 of the Brunette Fraser Greenway near Braid Station (New Westminster)
  • Bicycle infrastructure built along Bowen Island Trunk Road including a bike lane and multi-use path (Bowen Island) 
  • Dogwood Fairview Citywide Greenway multi-use path built connecting Burquitlam and Lougheed neighbourhoods (Tri-Cities) 
  • Upgrade to a protected bike lane along the South False Creek Seaside Greenway from Cambie to Granville Island (Vancouver)
  • Southbound protected bike lane on Cambie Bridge (Vancouver)
  • Bike share zone expands east to Victoria Road (Vancouver)

2017 Successes

  • Complete Street upgrade of the Burrard Street corridor from Burnaby Street to West 7th Avenue, including the Burrard Bridge and one block of Pacific Avenue in each direction from the intersection with Burrard Street (Vancouver).
  • The complete, temporary paving of the Arbutus Greenway for all active transportation modes. Work continues on crossings with major streets, as well as extensive consultation about the future use of the corridor (Vancouver).
  • City of Surrey adopted ambitious new urban standards for streets with separated cycling infrastructure and protected bike lanes for users of all ages and abilities. When built, this will put Surrey city centre at the forefront of bicycle infrastructure in Metro Vancouver.
  • Improvements to Seaside Greenway, Cambie Bridge to Burrard Bridge (Vancouver).
  • Improvements to Seaside Greenway along Point Grey Road (Vancouver).
  • Traffic calming measures at Oak Street and West 7th Avenue (later closed for vehicle through traffic) (Vancouver).
  • Improvements to SW Marine Drive between Granville and Camosun (Vancouver).
  • Three on-street painted bike lanes routes were added to Surrey in 2017: 75/76th Ave from 120th St - 128th St, 121A/122nd St from 72nd Ave to 75th Ave, 82nd Ave from 124th - 128th Ave (Surrey).
  • Bike lanes on 203rd St, Michaud Crescent to Grade Crescent (City of Langley).
  • Bike lanes on 48th Ave, Grade Crescent to 202nd St (City of Langley).
  • The addition of bike lanes to 32nd Ave between 264th - 276th Street (Langley Township)
  • Charleson traffic-calmed and closed to motor vehicles other than transit (Vancouver).
  • Green Necklace extension on East Keith Road, from St. Andrew’s to Grand Boulevard and north to 19th Street (North Vancouver)
  • Completion of sections of the western portion of the Spirit Trail from 13th to 14th Streets, 16th to 17th Streets, Orchill Road to Gleneagles School, and Exit 0 to Raleigh Street (West Vancouver)
  • Increased TransLink funding for municipal bicycle infrastructure projects in the form of the BICCS (Bicycle Infrastructure Capital Cost-sharing) Programme: From $1.55 million in 2016 and $7.55 million in 2017 to $13.45 million in 2018 and another $13.45 million in 2019.
  • Off-street MUP on south side of Westminster Hwy from Nelson Rd to McMillan Way complete, save for the section near CN Rail crossing east of No. 9 Rd. CoR in consultation with CN to upgrade rail crossing to include gates and a warning system. Completion expected in 2018 (Richmond BC)
  • In 2017 over 25,000 people directly participated in HUB Cycling programming, education and events across Metro Vancouver and hundreds of thousands more were reached through our extensive marketing campaigns
  • Over 17,000 people participated in Bike to Work Week, including 2,100 people who had never biked to work before
  • Over 23,000 bike trips were logged by elementary and middle school students during Bike to School Week
  • Bike the Night saw a 500% increase in participation this year, with 3500 people of all ages registered
  • Bike to Shop Days expanded across Metro Vancouver for the first time, helping us gain support from local business associations for bike infrastructure on high streets

Past Successes (2001-2016)

  • Additional 33% increase in BikeBC funding and over 300% increase in TransLink funding to connect the cycling network (2016)
  • Parking-protected bike lane on Cambie Street (northbound) between Dunsmuir and Water streets (Vancouver) (2016)
  • Parking-protected bike lane on Beatty Street between Nelson and Pender streets (Vancouver) (2016)
  • Buffered/protected bike lanes on Smithe Street (westbound) between Beatty and Richards streets (Vancouver) (2016)
  • Buffered/protected bike lanes on Nelson Street (eastbound) between Richards and Beatty streets (Vancouver) (2016)
  • Protected bike lanes in Maple Ridge and Surrey (2016)
  • City of Vancouver's landmark agreement to purchase of CP's Arbutus railway lands, and commitment to develop a 9-km greenway (2016)
  • Cycling safety improvements on the Stanley Park Causeway (2015-16)
  • 50% increase in BikeBC funding to connect the cycling network (2015)
  • Ironworkers Memorial Bridge east side bikeway widening completed (2015)
  • Approval of AAA Cycling Network Plan for the City of North Vancouver (2014)
  • Bike route and safety improvements & traffic calming in Kitsilano (2013 & 2014)
  • Revisions & updates to ICBC online driver's training regarding interactions with people on bike (2013)
  • Commitment from Provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Vancouver Park Board to improve cycling safety on the Stanley Park Causeway (2013)
  • Cycling Education Commitment from City of Surrey to Reach All 100 Elementary Schools (2013)
  • Canada Line Bridge, Cambie Bridge, and Union-Adanac Bikeway Improvements Approved and Construction Started (2013)
  • Comox-Helmcken Greenway Phase 1 Opening (2013)
  • Ironworkers Memorial Bridge Bikeway Widening Commitment (2013)
  • Cycling education in all New Westminster middle schools (2012)
  • North Shore Cycling Map Developed in partnership with HUB Local Committee (2012)
  • Downtown Vancouver Separated Bike Lanes Made Permanent (2012)
  • Surrey: Opening of the Pioneer Overpass, Completion of Surrey's First Neighbourhood Bike Boulevard, Opening of Cycling Overpass over Hway 1 at Tynehead Park (2011)
  • Canada Line Separated Cycling Bridge between Richmond and Vancouver Completed (2009)
  • Central Valley Greenway Opening (2009)
  • Burrard Bridge Separated Bike Lane Opening (2009)
  • Bike Racks on all Buses (2007)
  • Pedestrian & Cycling Improvements on Queensborough Bridge (2006)
  • Bikes on SkyTrain (2003) & Expansion of Access (2005)
  • Patullo Bridge Sidewalk Off Ramp Improvements (Surrey, 2003)
  • Wider Sidewalks for Cyclists on Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park Causeway, Preservation of the Lougheed Bike Lanes (2001)

 


Get Involved

HUB Local Committees are in most Metro Vancouver municipalities, working to improve cycling education, infrastructure and policy. Join HUB and attend monthly meetings to get involved with a working group.