Burnaby Local Committee

Are you interested in advocating for safe cycling infrastructure in Burnaby? The Burnaby Local Committee is one of HUB Cycling's 10 Local Committees working to make cycling safer and more attractive for everyone through advocacy.

We are looking for people to join a new, reinvigorated local committee to represent our organization and cycling community in Burnaby. Our local advocacy work is led by committees of local residents—like you! Do you want to help create better bike infrastructure in Burnaby, with the support of our membership base backing you?

 

Join the committee or attend the next meeting to find out how you can help make biking better in Burnaby!
All are welcome - no experience required!!

 

To get regular updates as well as meeting announcements, agendas, and meeting links, join our mailing list via groups.io.


COMMITTEE INFORMATION


Chair: Blake Standard
E-mail: burnaby@bikehub.ca
Subscribe to the groups.io mailing list to recieve agenda and meeting announcements
Visit the Burnaby Local Committee Wiki for agendas and meeting minutes


MEETING INFORMATION


Meetings are being held virtually due to Covid-19

Monthly on 2nd Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm (No meeting in August)
Location: Online via Zoom.

Email burnaby@bikehub.ca to join the next meeting


MEETING CALENDAR



Past Successes

The HUB Cycling Burnaby Committee recently worked with the City of Burnaby engineering department to remove a hazard for people cycling. A curb lip was causing falls and injuries. Due to a gap in the network, many people cycling used it an informal bike connection. Thanks to the Burnaby Committees advocacy efforts, the engineering department ground down the lip, removing the hazard. Learn more. 

The Gilmore Overpass is a dangerous part of the Sea to River Bikeway. Thanks to the work of the committee, and people like you that wrote in, Council has recently approved a safe and comfortable place to cycle with a 3.5 m wide multi-use path on Gilmore Diversion, Still Creek Ave to Canada Way.

 

  • 3.5 m wide multi-use path on Gilmore Diversion, Still Creek Ave to Canada Way (2019)
  • New 3.5 metre wide pedestrian/cyclist multi-use path on the east side of Willingdon Avenue Overpass (crossing Hwy 1), and a new 1.5 metre wide on-road cycling lane along the west side (2014)
  • New 4 metre multi-use path on the west side of Kensington Avenue Overpass (crossing Hwy 1) and a 1.5m cycle lane on the east side (2014)
  • Plan to widen sidewalks and improve cycling access to Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (2013)
  • Participating in Movement for Health Day by planning a family bike ride at Burnaby Lake (2013)
  • HUB Burnaby committee honoured with an Environmental Award From the City of Burnaby (2012)
  • Assisted with the design of the Victory (2005), Cariboo (2005), Sea to River (2004), and Southeast Burnaby (2003) bike routes
  • Pushed for changes to Burnaby's Official Community Plan to better reflect needs of cyclists (2002)
  • Preservation of the Lougheed Highway bike lanes after construction of the Millennium SkyTrain line (2001)

 

Cycling Maps

City of Burnaby and TransLink have created maps of the cycling networks in Burnaby to help all cyclists navigate safely and comfortably on their bikes. These maps are updated regularly to provide current information on cycling and show the comfort levels of each route based on how separated it is from traffic. PDF versions of the maps for Burnaby are available at the links below.  Cycling maps for other Metro Vancouver municipalities are available at bikehub.ca/maps.

 

Cycling 'Hot Spots' in Burnaby 

As part of HUB's State of Cycling project, BikeMaps.org produced a series of maps highlighting conflict areas for cyclists across Metro Vancouver.

See the map for 'hot spots' in Burnaby. Please note that these maps show conflicts, but don't account for ridership levels. You can log conflicts/crashes and near misses on BikeMaps.org.

Help improve cycling infrastructure and close 'gaps' by getting involved with HUB's work in your area.

Special thanks to BikeMaps.org for all their help and assistance in producing these maps.