#UnGapTheMap presents...20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge
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?
As part of HUB Cycling's 20th Anniversary, our #UnGapTheMap campaign teamed up with municipalities across the region to launch the 20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge. From broken pavement and unnavigable pathway entrances, to faded bike lanes and absent signage, over 100 Quick Fixes were completed in 2018. Thanks to hundreds of suggestions from HUB Cycling's 10 Local Committees, the general public, and the work of municipalities.
Congratulations to the 2018 20 in 20 winners, awarded at HUB Cycling's 6th Annual Bike Awards in February 2019:
District of West Vancouver 2nd Place City of Burnaby 3rd Place City of Surrey 1st Place
MEET THE 20 IN 20 JURY
Charlie Smith has been editor of the Georgia Straight since 2005 and before that, he was the paper's news editor. For seven years, he taught investigative techniques at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (then known as Kwantlen University College). Charlie also worked at CBC Radio for 13 years. In addition, he's researched and reported stories on CBC TV and Global TV (then known as BCTV) newscasts, written for various publications, worked in private radio, and edited a business magazine.
Charlie enjoys public speaking, moderating panel discussions, and advancing people's understanding of complex issues. He's won two Western Magazine Awards for business writing and twice been nominated for Jack Webster Foundation Awards for his business and science writing.
After 33 years on the faculty, Kay Teschke is now Professor Emeritus with the School of Population and Public Health, UBC. Her field of research for 25 years was occupational and environmental health, focussing on exposure assessment for epidemiological studies and determinants of exposure modeling, including studies of Parkinson’s disease, back injuries in heavy industry, various cancers, respiratory diseases, and gastrointestinal illnesses. She is delighted to have joined the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC in 2017 as a post-retirement reconnection to the occupational health world.
In 2004, she initiated the Cycling in Cities program of research to investigate route infrastructure that encourages or discourages bicycling and increases or decreases risks of cycling injuries.
Gordon Price, previously the Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, is a Fellow with the SFU Centre for Dialogue. In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of Metro Vancouver and was appointed to the first board of TransLink in 1989.
Gordon also blogs and podcasts on urban issues, transportation and regional politics, with a focus on Vancouver, at “Price Tags” and “PriceTalks”. Gordon is a regular lecturer on transportation and land use for the City of Portland, Oregon and Portland State University. He also sits on the board of the Sightline Institute, based in Seattle.
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.
Sarah 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.
Got another Quick Fix suggestion? Let one of our Local Committees know for the 2019 20 in 20 Infrastructure Challenge (more details soon)!
Quick Fix Highlights
View the interactive Quick Fix Completion Map!
City of Richmond- New bike stencils (SB Granville Ave at Railway Ave)
City of Richmond- New signage (SB Granville Ave at Railway Ave)
Repainted bike signal stencil and added new signal sign
City of Richmond- New green conflict paint (WB Granville Ave at Cooney Rd)
City of Richmond- New bike sharrows (SB Granville Ave at Railway Ave)
District of North Vancouver- New shoulder (SB on Riverside Drive)
District of North Vancouver- New shoulder (NB on Riverside Drive)
District of North Vancouver- Repaving (SB on Riverside Drive)
District of North Vancouver- New bollards on Lynn Valley Road bike lane
District of North Vancouver- Clearing debris along bicycle routes
District of West Vancouver- New wayfinding signage at Ambleside Park
District of West Vancouver- New wayfinding signage on Glenmore Dr
District of West Vancouver- Repainted bike lane on Deep Dene Rd
District of West Vancouver- Increased bikeability on the Spirit Trail
District of West Vancouver- Dismount and Walk Sign replaced near Cap Pacific Trail
Township of Langley- New letdowns on the Langley Lane Greenway
Township of Langley- Repaving (Telegraph Trail at Glover Rd)
Township of Langley- Paved and widened shoulder (WB on 86th Ave between 201st and 202nd Streets)
Township of Langley- New multi-use path (86th Ave St near 204th St)
Township of Langley- Repaving (96 Ave near Langley Golf Course)
City of Surrey- Baffle Gates widened to allow larger cycles (75a Ave)
City of Surrey- Wayfinding signage on 29a Ave Bikeway at 151 St
City of Surrey- Narrow baffle gates removed (139 St at 94a Ave)
City of Surrey- Repainted bike lanes (102 Ave at King George Blvd)
City of Surrey- WB bike lane widened, repainted and repaved(102 Ave at King George Blvd)
City of Burnaby- Broken bollard replaced on the Sea to River Bikeway
City of Burnaby- Broken pavement repaved on the Sea to River Bikeway
City of Burnaby- New Share The Road signage installed (Gilmore Ave between Central Valley Greenway and Canada Way)
While Single File signage is an improvement from the previous Share The Road signage, the HUB Burnaby Local Committee is advocating for All Ages and Abilities cycling infrastructure along this section of the Sea to River Bikeway. View their campaign video here.