Bike Friendly Building Consulting & Certification

Bike Friendly Building Consulting and Certification supports developers, property managers, employers, and other stakeholders across Metro Vancouver by:

  • Certifying and providing building assessments based on a set of expert standards
  • Consulting on all aspects of bike infrastructure for planned and existing developments
  • Delivering a professional report to inform building design and programming
  • Analyzing sites to support municipal applications and other variances
  • Awarding and recognizing leaders in cycling infrastructure
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The Bike Friendly Buildings Consulting team has recently been busy with several projects:

  • PCI Developments engaged the Bike Friendly Building team to advise their rezoning application building design for a Transit Oriented Development project in Moody Centre. 
  • HUB Cycling's Bike Friendly Building team partnered with Senez Consulting, a fire safety engineering company, to develop a specialized e-bike charging safety design manual for QuadReal Property Group's existing and planned developments across Canada.  
  • Tribe Property Management enlisted HUB Cycling's specialized Bike Friendly Building expertise to identify options for expanding bike parking for tenants of Erikson Tower in Burnaby.
  • PC Urban enlisted Bike Friendly Building services to analyze and advise on cycling design and amenities for an affordable rental residential building they will develop on Barclay Street on the Vancouver Downtown Peninsula.
  • The BC First Nations Health Authority is engaging HUB Cycling's Bike Friendly Building services to advise design, equipment, and policies to encourage staff to cycle to their new Head Office building on Tsleil Waututh land on the North Shore.    
  • Bosa Properties is in the early planning stages of a major two-tower residential development in the Downtown Vancouver area. Bosa has engaged HUB Cycling's Bike Friendly Building services to advise all aspects of design for cycling facilities during early design phases. The new facilities will be located on an entire floor at ground level, with a goal of reducing the number of required car parking spaces.
  • Intracorp has a goal for its rental residential development on Vanness Street in Vancouver to become a locus of cycling for the Joyce-Collingwood area. To achieve that goal, Intracorp has contracted HUB Cycling's Bike Friendly Building expertise to advise early planning for cycling facilities and local bike network connections.
  • Vancouver Coastal Health contracted HUB Cycling to complete a Bike Friendly Building analysis of primary Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) buildings to increase cycling among VGH employees. HUB Cycling provided guidance on increasing parking capacities for diverse types of bicycles, and recommendations for improving access around the VGH site, which are now informing medium- and long-term planning by the health authority. 
  • Streetworks, the Hudson's Bay Company real estate arm has engaged HUB Cycling's Bike Friendly Building services to advise project design, including a two-floor active transportation (AT) hub to serve the broader central business district area. The BFB team will continue advising Streetworks in the coming months so the AT hub is an exciting and impactful community resource.
  • The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) contracted HUB Cycling to assess and provide recommendations for improvements and expansion of cycling facilities at Children's and Women's Hospital. PHSA's goal is to make cycling more accessible and attractive to its employees. Based on our Bike Friendly Building team's recommendations, PHSA is installing additional bike parking in the short term and planning additional improvements over time.
  • Hudson Pacific Properties completed major improvements to Bentall Centre including adding world-class cycling amenities, based on recommendations from a HUB Cycling Bike Friendly Buildings assessment. The project included a major expansion of bike parking, engaging aesthetics, and wayfinding resources in cycling areas, and fully automated doors and lighting to ease building access. See video of the completed design.
  • Boffo Properties received HUB Cycling's support to develop exemplary cycling design and facilities for "The Smithe", a new condo building in Vancouver's Yaletown. See video of the completed design.

 

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