Helpful Information About Cycling in Metro Vancouver
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Buying a Bike
Bikes, trikes and related items and services may be PST free in BC. See http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/taxes/sales-taxes/publications/pst-204-bicycles-tricycles.pdf
If you live in Vancouver then we highly recommend joining Mobi bikeshare! Even if you own a bike it's incredibly convenient. Check out more information here.
Maps & Route Planning
- Google Maps Route Planning
- Metro Vancouver (from TransLink)
Download the updated Delta Routes Map here.
- Langley Township
- Maple Ridge
- New Westminster
- North Shore
- Pitt Meadows
- Port Coquitlam
- Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam)
- White Rock
- BikeMaps.org lets you see where bike collisions and near misses take place, to take extra care or reroute.
- Route planning best practices
Bike To Transit
Want to bike to transit - or take your bike on transit - but aren't sure where to start? Check out our #biketotransit page here.
Newcomers Guide to Cycling
Are you new to biking in Vancouver? Our Newcomers Guide to Cycling in Vancouver covers the basics of buying and caring for your bike as well as safe cycling tips and resources. Created in collaboration with settlement organizations, the guide is accessible and friendly to English speakers of all levels. Thank you to the Vancouver Foundation who funded the project that made this guide possible.
Getting through the George Massey Tunnel
The George Massey tunnel runs under the Fraser River to connect Richmond and Delta. Many people use this route to reach the Tsawwassen ferry terminal for Victoria. However, bicycles are not permitted in the tunnel. Cyclists have two alternatives:
Bike Research & Data
- Cycling in Cities Research Program (UBC)
- Safety Evidence for Bicycling - Cycling in Cities (UBC)
- How Education Leverages Infrastructure
- Cycling - Cost and Time Effective
- Value for Money: An Economic Assessment of Investment in Walking and Cycling
- Cycling Research from McGill University
- Portland State University - Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation
- Virginia Tech - Planning - Ralph Buehler
- University of Toronto - Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank
As people who bike, we do our best to keep ourselves safe on the roads, and keep our valued machines from being damaged or stolen. But have you ever thought about what would happen if your bike were stolen, or if you were to get in a crash or even cause one? Insurance to cover these three events (theft/loss, accident/injury, and liability) can support you. Visit our insurance page for more info and details on insurance providers who specialize in cycling.
Other Cycling & Active Transportation Groups
- Alliance for Biking & Walking (North America)
- BC Cycling Coalition
- Better Environmentally Sound Transportation
- Greater Langley Cycling Coalition
- Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition
- Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
- Hub for Active School Travel (HASTe)
- League of American Bicyclists (US)
- National Center for Bicycling and Walking (US)
Recreational Cycling Groups
Been in a Collision?
We're sorry to hear that :( Check out this page for information on what to do next.
Still have a question you don't see answered here? Give us a call at 604-558-2002.