Burnaby Local Committee

Do you live/work in Burnaby? Interested in supporting cycling advocacy, education or events in Burnaby?

Attend HUB Cycling's Burnaby Local Committee meeting to see what's happening and support our advocacy work.
All are welcome - no experience required!!

Join our mailing list via groups.io to get regular updates, follow the public discussion about cycling in Burnaby, and have your say. 

Visit wiki.bikehub.ca to access past committee meeting minutes, agendas, communications, ride assessments, and more.

HUB Cycling views the diversity of our members and communities as assets and strive to create and sustain a diverse and culturally competent organization that reflects the populations we serve. This is central to our mission, “to get more people cycling more often” and to our ongoing efforts to remove barriers to cycling.


COMMITTEE INFORMATION


Chair: Cathy Griffin
E-mail: burnaby@bikehub.ca
Find out more: hubcycling.groups.io


MEETING INFORMATION


The Burnaby Committee continues to meet virtually every month.

Monthly on 2nd Tuesday, 6:15-8:15 pm (No meeting in August)
Location: Online via Zoom
Please note that in-person meetings are currently on hold due to COVID-19. 


MEETING CALENDAR



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.

Current Priorities

  • Designate a HUB representative for the City of Burnaby Bicycle Advisory Group
  • Commitment to improve the cycling entries and exits from the Iron Workers' Memorial Bridge
  • Connecting Burnaby's four town centres with All Ages and Abilities bikeways
  • Gilmore Hwy 1 overpass bikeway
  • BC Parkway improvements between Patterson station and Royal Oak station
  • Douglas Road Lougheed Highway along Highway #1 Overpass to Deer Lake Parkway and Wayburne Drive
  • Boundary Road from Central Valley Greenway to Frances/Union bikeway
  • Completion of the multi-use path on the east side of Sprott Street (crossing Hwy 1) and a 1.5m cycle lane on the west

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)