New Westminster

2018 Municipal Elections

Advance Voting October 10, 13 & 17, 2018
General Election Day October 20, 2018
For more election information visit NewWestCity.ca
 

Would your local candidates for mayor and council vote in favour of increasing cycling education, investment, and infrastructure that would #UnGapTheMap in your municipality and the region more broadly? And would they make these commitments within the next four-year election cycle?

We asked all the candidates to complete a brief survey* about their position on cycling, and the results are in! (Download PDF)

* Candidate responses listed in alphabetical order within each election race, beginning with Mayor.


Ride your bike in New Westminster? Interested in local cycling action, education or events? Attend your local HUB committee meeting to see what's happening. All are welcome - no experience required!

Email your local Committee Chair to be added to the mailing list.

Committee Contact

Meeting Information

  • Monthly: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm.
  • Location (NEW): Judy Darcy's constituency office, Unit 301 - 625 Fifth Avenue, New Westminster. (Directions)

HUB Committee Calendar

 

Reporting Concerns

If there's something that needs to be fixed within the City of New Westminster, you can fill out a Transportation Action Request Form with the city's Engineering Department. You can also report it through the See Click Fix App, free to use on your mobile device. 

 

News & Current Issues

  • Q2Q Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge
  • Waterfront Connections between Pier Park and Sapperton Landing
  • City of New Westminster Master Transportation Plan.
  • Central Valley Greenway—Read more
  • Development of links from and through New Westminster to neighbouring municipalities along with better signage including to Burnaby across Tenth Avenue
  • Safety and comfort for cyclists on local bridges, including the Pattullo Bridge upgrades
  • Routes to facilitate hill climbing in New Westminster such as the Golden Hill route
  • Safe routes to school and bike facilities at the new high school 

 

Sidewalk cycling

Cycling on sidewalks isn't permitted in most of Greater Vancouver. Maple Ridge and New West are exceptions (although HUB does not necessarily support cycling on sidewalks anywhere).

Successes

  • Improvements to wayfinding signage in the vicinity of the Queensborough Bridge and along the BC Parkway (2013-2015)
  • Ride Right, Get Cycling workshop, hosted by HUB New Westminster, focused on educating new cyclists (2015)
  • Resurfacing on portions of the BC Parkway (2014 & 2015)
  • Approval from New Westminster Council for improvements to the bike route along Braid Street between Brunette Avenue and the Bailey Bridge, providing an important link between New Westminster and Coquitlam (2014)
  • Cycling into Summer workshop, hosted by HUB New Westminster, with a focus on bike tourism (2014)
  • New bike path along Eighth Street by the Anvil Centre between Columbia Street and Carnarvon Street (2014)
  • Cyclist education workshops at schools (2010-2012)
  • An updated version of the New Westminster Bicycle Map (2010)
  • Input in the implementation of the Central Valley Greenway through New Westminster (2009)
  • Pedestrian and cycling improvements on Queensborough Bridge (2006)
  • Commitment for bike end-of-trip facilities at new high school (2005)
  • Boyd Street bike lanes in Queensborough (2004)
  • Improved access ramps to both sides of Pattullo Bridge (2002)
  • Completion of the Crosstown Greenway on 7th Avenue with safe pedestrian overpass and bike signals (2001)
  • Creating of New West Bicycle Advisory Committee (2000)