New Westminster

 

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! 

Join our mailing list via groups.io to be added to our mailing list to get regular updates, follow the public discussion about cycling in New Westminster, and have your say. 

Visit wiki.bikehub.ca to access past committee meeting minutes, agendas, communications, ride assessments, and more. Find out more by visiting the HUB New Westminster wiki.

HUB Cycling views the diversity of our members and communities as assets and strive to create and sustain a diverse and culturally competent organization that reflects the populations we serve. This is central to our mission, “to get more people cycling more often” and to our ongoing efforts to remove barriers to cycling.

 


COMMITTEE INFORMATION


Chairs: Andrew Feltham & Garey Carlson

E-mail: newwestminster@bikehub.ca

Twitter: @HUBcyclingnw

Instagram: @Hubnewwestminster


MEETING INFORMATION


Please note that in-person meetings are currently on hold due to COVID-19. The New Westminster Committee continues to meet virtually. Contact newwestminster@bikehub.ca for more information.

Monthly, on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 pm (No meetings in August and December)
Location: Online, contact newwestminster@bikehub.ca for more information.


MEETING CALENDAR



 

Cycling Maps

The City of New Westminster and TransLink have created maps of the cycling networks in New Westminster to help all cyclists navigate safely and comfortably on their bikes. These maps are updated regularly to provide current information on cycling and show the comfort levels of each route based on how separated it is from traffic. PDF versions of the maps for New Westminster are available at the links below. Cycling maps for other Metro Vancouver municipalities are available at bikehub.ca/maps.

 

Cycling 'Hot Spots' in New Westminster 

As part of HUB's State of Cycling project, BikeMaps.org produced a series of maps highlighting conflict areas for cyclists across Metro Vancouver. See the map for 'hot spots' in New Westminster. Please note that these maps show conflicts, but don't account for ridership levels. You can log conflicts/crashes and near misses on BikeMaps.org. Help improve cycling infrastructure and close 'gaps' by getting involved with HUB's work in your area. See details above for the New Westminster Local Committee. Special thanks to BikeMaps.org for all their help and assistance producing these maps.

 

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)