20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge | 2019
Is there a pothole that needs filling on your bike route?
A faded bike lane that needs repainting?
A conflict area that could use green paint or plastic bollards?
Launched in 2018 as part of HUB Cycling’s 20th Anniversary, the 20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge is a friendly competition encouraging decion-makers across the region to complete up to 20 quick bike infrastructure fixes in up to 20 days. From July to November 2019, check back here to see Quick Fixes completed in your community! Thanks to HUB Cycling’s Local Committees for submitting over 300 Quick Fix suggestions and to the 10 municipalities for taking part.
The top three winners will be awarded at HUB’s 7th Annual Bike Awards in February 2020.
2019 Quick Fix Highlights
City of Burnaby - New Signage (Willingdon Avenue at Canada Way)
City of Burnaby - New Green Conflict Paint (Gaglardi Way at Mountain Parkway)
City of Burnaby - New Bicycle Signage (SB 1700 Block Willingdon Avenue)
City of Burnaby - New Signs and Cross Bike (Patterson Avenue at Kingsway)
City of Burnaby - Painted buffer line added (Barnet Highway between Cariboo Road and Suncor)
City of New Westminster - Bollard Modification (Ewen Avenue)
City of New Westminster - New Green Conflict Paint (WB Boyd Street at Gifford Street)
City of New Westminster - Bike Signage (12th Street at London Street)
City of New Westminster - Added Bike Racks (Crosstown Greenway at Moody Park)
City of New Westminster - Repainted Bike Lanes (Boyd Street at Queensborough Bridge)
City of New Westminster - Improved Wayfinding (22nd Street Station)
City of New Westminster - Patching (Second Street south of 6th Avenue)
City of New Westminster - Replaced Baffle Gate with Single Bollard (Brunette Fraser Greenway at Braid Station)
City of Richmond - New Bicycle Signage (WB Lansdowne Road at Minoru Boulevard)
City of Richmond - Re-Painted Bike Lane & Bike Stencil (Minoru Boulevard NB between Granville and Westminster Highway)
City of Richmond - Bollards Removed (Imperial Landing Path at Railway Avenue)
City of Richmond - Added bike Stencil (Granville Avenue at Cooney Road)
City of Richmond - Refreshed Sharrows (Along Granville Avenue and Railway Avenue)
City of Richmond - Improved Wayfinding (Ash Street at Dayton Avenue)
City of Surrey - Bicycle Wayfinding Signs added (122 Street between 72 and 75 Ave)
City of Surrey - Bicycle Wayfinding Signs added (70 Ave between Scott Road and 122 St)
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - New Bicycle Signage and vegetation trimmed (Highway 10 at 164 Street)
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - New Bicycle Signage and vegetation trimmed (Highway 10 at Old McLellan Road)
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Added only and ahead tabs on bus lane signs (King George at Highway 10)
Meet the 2019 Review Panel
Dr. Kay Teschke
Kay Teschke is Professor Emeritus, School of Population and Public Health, UBC. In 2004, she initiated the Cycling in Cities Research Program to investigate route infrastructure that encourages or discourages bicycling and increases or decreases cycling injury risk. It has contributed scientific evidence for building safer routes that welcome cycling in North American cities.
She currently serves on the HUB-TransLink State of Cycling project, two BC Road Safety Strategy Working Committees, the BC Road Safety Law Reform Group, and WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors.
Sarah Freigang is a transportation planner at Urban Systems in Vancouver who specializes in multi-modal transportation planning, active transportation, and road safety. Sarah has been involved in numerous multi-modal plans, transportation studies, and Active Transportation Plans. Some of the key projects Sarah has been involved in include multi-modal plans for the City of New Westminster, White Rock, Port Moody, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. She has worked on active transportation plans for the City of Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Whitehorse, District of Saanich, West Vancouver, Summerland and Port Alberni.
Some of the more recent transportation safety studies she has worked on focus on road safety for all road users as well as vulnerable road users, including studies for the City of Calgary, City of Vancouver, and the City of Edmonton.
Mitchell Reardon is the senior lead for urban planning, design and experiments with Happy City. Mitchell helps build community in neighbourhoods around the world. His work is informed by diverse and sometimes unorthodox approaches to urban planning, design, engagement and research. He has helped create smiles in Vancouver to Vijayawada and Denver to Rotterdam.
Mitchell has pioneered public space wellbeing assessments, embedded engagement approaches and unique experiments on social trust. He has conducted tactical urbanism interventions in cities around the world and activated laneways here in Vancouver. He loves Vancouver and lives the multi-modal dream that the city offers.
He has guest lectured at the University of British Columbia, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, Duisburg-Essen University’s Centre for Urban Epidemiology and more. His work has been featured on BBC, CBC, Next City and more. Find him on Twitter: @MitchellReardon