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


Co-chairs: Blake Standard and Josh Lemer
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)
November Meeting: Rescheuled for Thursday, November 10, 6:30-8:30
Location: Online via Google Meet.

Email burnaby@bikehub.ca to join the next meeting


MEETING CALENDAR



Get Involved!

The committee is looking to fill the following positions:

  • Secretary/Minute-taker
  • Assessment Ride Leader
  • Events Coordinator
  • Community Liaison
  • Council Tracker

Please see the Committee Roles and Responsibilities document to see descriptions of roles. Send an email to burnaby@bikehub.ca if you would like to help and take one of these roles!

Join our mailing list on groups.io to get updates, meeting announcements, and meeting links. Everyone is welcome, no experience in advocacy or active transportation is required!

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)

2022 Municipal Election Survey

Burnaby Survey Results

Party/Affiliation Candidate Do you think that your city's elected officials are doing enough to address transportation needs of future generations in light of the climate crisis & increases in transportation costs? Will you work to ensure that everyone in your city has equitable access to safe cycling infrastructure? Will you vote in favour of infrastructure projects that separate bicycles from cars and pedestrians in areas of high cycling potential? The budget for bike infrastructure should... Will you be a champion for active transportation on council?

Burnaby Citizens Association

Alison Gu No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Sav Dhaliwal No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Pietro Calendino No Yes Yes Increase Yes
James Wang No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Daniel Tetrault No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Antara Deb No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Reah Arora No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Maita Santiago No Yes Yes Increase Yes

Burnaby Green Party

Carrie McLaren No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Tara Shushtarian No Yes Yes Increase Yes

One Burnaby

Mario Miceli No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Richard N. Liu No Yes Yes Increase Yes

Independent

Martin Kendell No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Heymann Yip No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Deborah Skerry No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Scott Van Denham No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Konstantine Roccas No Yes Yes Increase Yes

 

View candidates' long-form answers here.

 

Candidates that have endorsed our Cycling Platform

Reah Arora, Bill Brassington (SB)Pietro Calendino*Peter Cech (SB), Antara Deb, Sav Dhaliwal*Alison Gu, Larry Hayes (SB), Martin Kendell, Richard Liu, Carrie McLaren, Jen Mezei (SB), Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo, Maita Santiago, Mikelle Sasakamoose (SB), Kristin Schnider (SB), Tara Shushtarian, Deborah Skerry*, Daniel Tetrault, Scott Van Denham, James Wang*Gary Wong (SB), Heymann Yip*

 

Incumbents underlined
*endorsement with reservations
(SB) - School Board Candidate

View reservations here

 

 

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.