What have your Local Committees been up to the last month?

April 2, 2024

HUB Local Committees have been busy advocating for better biking and safer roads for vulnerable road users - hosting monthly committee meetings, meeting with municipal staff and City Councillors, collaborating with active transportation stakeholders and community groups, hosting social and assessment bike rides and pushing municipalities to expand protection for people on bikes and other vulnerable road users by writing letters and feeding into reports and engagement opportunities.

The Tri-Cities, New Westminster and the Richmond Local Committees, are also celebrating three of their members who were given awards for their dedication to better biking and volunteer work at the 2024 HUB Bike Awards in March.

Here are just a few examples of the initiatives our volunteer advocates have undertaken in the last month to push for safer biking for people of all ages and abilities:

Tri-Cities: Celebrated Coquitlam's decision to proceed with Phase 2 of the Guildford Greenway, from Johnson Street to Pinetree Way. Committee is also drafting letter to Port Moody regarding Ioco/Guildford slip lane removal and will also advocate for better maintenance of bikeways during snow. Join the Committee mailing list for a monthly round-up

North Shore: Committee has been rallying support for the Eastern Extension of the Spirit Trail. North Shore liaisons have also held meetings the Mayor of West Vancouver to discuss Cypress Mountain cycling safety concerns and push for safer biking infrastructure to Horseshoe Bay.

Burnaby: Elected a new slate of co-chairs at their last meeting and are planning a number of assessment and social rides for the spring.

Richmond: Celebrating the proposed $4m bike path planned for Richmond City Centre. Thank you to all current and former Richmond Local Committee members who advocated for Richmond's Cycling Network Plan.

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows: Committee is feeding into Maple Ridge plans for upgrades to North Albion area.

Vancouver/UBC: Committee members met with City of Vancouver engineering staff as well as Hastings Crossings BIA on a number of issues including the car-free Water Street pilot, Kent Ave improvements, 1st and Pine Active Transportation issues and the East Side Crosscut.

New Westminster: Committee leaders have been busy engaging with local High School youth to advance biking to school. 

Langley: Committee members are engaging with Township on the Travel and Mobility Plan.

Surrey/White Rock: Committee is mounting an effort to oppose the proposed road expansion of 72nd Ave from 152 St to 176 Street. Committee has also organized two social bike rides (next one is June 1st). 

Delta: Committee members are continuing their push for safer active transporation option towards the Tswassen Ferry Terminal. They are also working with the developer of the 56th Street Mall development to ensure safe active transporation options for people biking to and through the mall. 


If you are interested in making a tangible difference in your community, making streets safer for people on bikes and other vulnerable road users and want to get more people biking, join the Local Committee in your area! No experience is required and everyone is welcome.
You can also stay up to date on advocacy efforts and cycling updates in your neighborhood by subscribing to your Local Committees messaging board (groups IO). Find out more at bikehub.ca/lc