3rd annual 20-in-20 Infrastructure Challenge, circa 2020
Fix a pothole on a bike route
Improve a conflict area with paint or plastic bollards
Easy Fixes + Quick Wins = More people cycling more often
Celebrating small improvements and quick wins in the bicycle network, the 20-in-20 Infrastructure Challenge was launched in 2018 to commemorate HUB Cycling’s 20th anniversary. In 2019, 9 participants completed 66 Quick Fixes across 10 municipalities.
The Infrastructure Challenge encourages participants to complete easy fixes that are part of regular operations and maintenance. Participants can build on these quick wins to make cycling safer and more comfortable for more people.
The third annual Infrastructure Challenge saw 13 participants complete 115 Quick Fixes across the region - the highest number of both participants and Fixes since the Challenge began! See below for details of the fixes. All participants in the Challenge will be recognized and the top three winners announced at HUB Cycling's 8th annual Bike Awards in 2021.
Our 2020 Review Panel
Dr. Alex Bigazzi
Dr. Bigazzi is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Community and Regional Planning. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Portland State University in 2014, investigating urban bicyclists' uptake of traffic-related air pollution. His primary research areas are the dynamics of travel by foot, bicycle, and emerging human-electric hybrid vehicles such as e-bikes, and traffic-related emissions and air quality. Dr. Bigazzi teaches courses at UBC on transportation engineering and planning, including a course on Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Design.
Amy Choh is the Division Manager of Transportation Planning in Binnie’s Transportation Engineering and Major Projects Group. She has over 20 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering, focusing on promoting safety and sustainable growth. Amy is passionate about finding solutions to meet today’s multimodal transportation needs from walking, and cycling, to car sharing and transit. Her strong interests in urban transportation planning include integrated community planning, multimodal urban transportation options, urban park paths and trails, and integration of public realm design with transportation considerations. Amy has led many multi-modal transportation projects throughout Lower Mainland, including New Westminster, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby.
David Rønnov is an urban and transportation planner at the Office for Cycle Superhighways in Copenhagen, Denmark. He helps coordinate the planning and construction of more than 850 km of planned cycle highways across 30 municipalities in the Copenhagen region, as well as the continuous upgrade of the 175 km already established. An avid cyclist himself, he knows that the devil is in the detail when it comes to bike infrastructure, and that the good solutions don't always have to be expensive.
David was an intern with HUB Cycling in the fall of 2017, fell in love with Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver, and can't wait to go back. He has a civil engineering degree in sustainable urban planning from Aalborg University.
2020 Quick Fixes
View all 115 Quick Fix in the interactive map below.
Quick Fix Highlights
City of Burnaby - New Bike Sign (Lougheed Hwy and Boundary Rd)
City of Burnaby - New Sign (Gilmore Ave at 2nd Ave)
City of Burnaby - New Signs and Surface Treatment (Griffiths Dr at 14th Ave)
City of Burnaby - New Sign (Eastlake Dr and Underhill Ave)
City of Burnaby - New Surface Treatment and Signs (Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail at Curtis St)
City of Coquitlam - Bike Lane Cleaned (Pitt River Rd & Lougheed Hwy)
City of New Westminster - New Sign (Queensborough Connector and Boyd St)
City of New Westminster - New Pavement Markings (7th Ave between 20th and 22nd St)
City of New Westminster - Bollard Modifications (Boundary Rd and Ewen Ave)
City of New Westminster - New Pavement Markings (Richmond St and Surrey St)
City of Port Moody - Green Conflict Paint Added (Murray St and Ioco Rd)
City of Richmond - Dips Repaired (Steveston Wye Trail)
City of Richmond - Wayfinding Signs Added (No. 2 Rd and London Rd)
City of Richmond - Signs, Cross Bike and Green Conflict Paint Added (Great Canadian Way and Sea Island Way)
City of Richmond - Bike Signs Added (Beckwith Rd and Great Canadian Way)
City of Richmond - Bollards Removed (South Dyke Trail)
City of Surrey - Baffle Gates Removed (Willow Grove)
City of Surrey - Signs and Cross Bike Added (140 St and Bear Creek Dr)
City of Surrey - Cross Bike and Signs Added (105 Blvd and 144 St)
City of Surrey - Bike Signs and Cross Bike Added (120 St and 103A Ave)
City of Surrey - Cross Bike and Signs Added (Scott Rd and Old Yale Rd)
TransLink - Bollards Removed (Slocan Park)
City of Vancouver - Traffic Diverter Improved (Semlin Dr & Pandora St)
City of White Rock - Sign Added (Best St and North Bluff Rd)
City of White Rock - Bike Route Sign Added (Oxford St btw Thrift Ave and North Bluff Rd)
City of White Rock - Sign Added (Marine Dr and Oxford St)
City of White Rock - Bike Route Sign Added (Marine Dr and Vidal St)
Since 2018, participants have completed 168 Quick Fixes to the active transportation network, with 757 suggested fixes by HUB local committees and the public.
Thank you to all our participants!