Our positions express priorities relating to active transportation policy, cycling education and promotion, and the planning, design and implementation of cycling infrastructure. Based on this, we initiate public engagement to support better biking across Metro Vancouver.
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Some of our current positions include:
Multi-use pathways can be comfortable and enjoyable routes, allowing a variety of users to walk, run, cycle, and roll to enjoy the pathway. Multi-use pathways close to nature, such as through forests or near rivers or lakes, will often provide a pleasant environment.
However, multi-use paths can be much less safe than people imagine. Multi-use paths can have multiple points of potential conflict, including with motor vehicles at intersections and crossing points, with obstacles along the path, and between users moving at different speeds.
Multi-use paths should be built with caution, and measures should be taken to limit possible conflicts when built. Multi-use pathways should not be used to replace sidewalks.
Micromobility devices facilitate personal transportation and include, but are not limited to, bicycles, electric bicycles, electric kick scooters, electric skateboards, electric unicycles, hoverboards, shared bicycle fleets, adaptive cycles, electric wheelchairs and mobility assistance devices, etc.
Meeting 2040 transportation goals — and the demands of a growing economy and population — requires safe and accessible connections between our communities. This includes a region-wide approach to implementing important cycling infrastructure improvements and new facilities across Metro Vancouver, including all ages and abilities (AAA) bike routes between and within municipalities, to and from schools and commercial zones, and across major bridges and water crossings.
BC Motor Vehicle Act Improvements
HUB Cycling is a member of the Road Safety Law Reform Group, whose membership also includes the BC Cycling Coalition, health researchers, and the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. The committee has made several recommendations to the Provincial government on how to make the law friendlier and fairer to people cycling.
Everyone Rides Grade 4-5
Providing kids with the skills, confidence and opportunity to learn to ride in school is the best way to raise a generation of sustainable transportation users and safer road users. Every child should finish elementary school having received cycling education (much like they do in many European jurisdictions) - this creates a systemic culture of cycling that permeates student, parent and teacher lifestyles and transportation choices.
BC Active Transportation Strategy
HUB Cycling is fully engaged with the Provincial government to ensure that the BC Active Transportation Strategy (ATS), currently in development, includes best practice and ambitious targets and vision. HUB has been advocating for an ATS for a long time and is looking forward to a written commitment by the Provincial government to better invest in cycling infrastructure, education, and improvements to policy or legislation.
Similar to ride-hailing, the environmental impact of autonomous vehicles depends on how well they are regulated. Autonomous vehicles pose additional safety concerns, which also must be carefully regulated.
The environmental impact of ride-hailing depends on how well it is regulated. Poorly regulated, a cheap ride-hailing service could incentivize low-occupancy car trips (thereby increasing congestion and GHG emissions). It could also incentivize people away from active and public transportation. Properly regulated, a ride-hailing service could decrease low-occupancy car trips, congestion, and GHG emissions and could better incentivize active and public transportation.
Rigid bollards are short posts securely mounted on the ground often made out of steel and/or concrete. They are placed on bike paths and multi-use paths to discourage motor vehicle access but pose a safety hazard for people cycling.
Best Practices to Accommodate People Cycling during Construction Work
Construction in and around bicycle routes and poorly planned detours can be hazardous and uncomfortable for people cycling. HUB Cycling recommends the following principles to ensure that cycling routes and needed detours are safe and comfortable during construction.
Mobility Pricing or Congestion Charges or Transport Pricing are programs where vehicles circulating or entering a given area are charged a fee with the objective of reducing congestion, emissions, pollution, noise, or collisions in that area of interest.
Our positions reflect HUB priorities. With your support, we can turn these words into action — if you see a position that’s meaningful to you, get involved!
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