Infrastructure Successes

We work with local and regional governments, community groups & businesses on projects related to cycling policies and infrastructure, bike education, and awareness; these projects help build healthier, happier, more connected communities. 

Thanks to your support, here were some of our successes in 2017.

2017 Infrastructure 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 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

Current Projects 

  • UnGapTheMap: Defining priorities for an all-ages and abilities (AAA) regional cycling network, connecting all Metro Vancouver communities. Find out more >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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.

Past Successes

HUB encourages government decision-makers, stakeholders, business and resident groups, to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver.

Many improvements we've recommended to municipal and provincial governments, plus TransLink, have resulted in wins for active transportation, road safety and healthy communities. Here are some key accomplishments we’re proud to have been part of:

  • 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.