North Shore - North Vancouver & West Vancouver

Ride your bike in North Vancouver or West Vancouver? Interested in local cycling advocacy, education, or events?

Attend the next North Shore Local Committee meeting to see what's happening. All are welcome - no experience required!

Join our mailing list via groups.io to get regular updates, follow the public discussion about cycling on the North Shore, and to receive meeting announcements and links.

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


Chair: Don Piercy
E-mail: northshore@bikehub.ca
Mailing list: hubcycling.groups.io
Twitter: @HUBnorthshore
Facebook: North Shore Cycling Community

Visit wiki.bikehub.ca to see past agendas, meeting minutes, letters, documents, and more information about the committee 


MEETING INFORMATION


Monthly on 1st Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Location: North Vancouver City Library (14th/Lonsdale) in the Don Preston Boardroom (2nd Floor)
Or Join Online, via Zoom

Join our mailing list on groups.io to receive meeting announcements, agendas, and links
See meetings page for details

 


MEETING CALENDAR



Get Involved!

The committee is looking to fill the following positions:

  • Vice Chair
  • District of North Vancouver Liaison
  • District of North Vancouver Council Monitor
  • Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Liaison
  • Wiki Master
  • Photographer
  • Membership coordinator
  • Events Coordinators
  • Translink Liaison
  • Ride Co-ordinator/Leader

Click here to see descriptions of roles. Send an email to northshore@bikehub.ca if you would like to help and take one of these roles!

Join our mailing list on groups.io to get updates, meeting announcements, and meeting links. Everyone is welcome, no experience in advocacy or active transportation is required!

Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/hubnorthshore

Or follow us on Twitter @HUBNorthShore

2022 Action Plan Successes and Priorities

Over the past year, the North Shore Local Committee has:

  • Continued encouraging local governments to focus on completing 3 top priority bikeways
  • Spoke at multiple council meetings and workshops and sent 7 formal letters and submissions, including a long detailed list of cycling gaps on Hwy 1 & 99 to the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Held well over a dozen meetings with Municipal & Ministry Staff to discuss gaps, comment on designs for new infrastructure, and provide input into municipal plans and strategies.

New bike infrastructure that has been built in the past year includes:

  • St. Andrews protected bike lanes from Keith to 13th
  • Esplanade Street protected bike lanes
  • Forbes Avenue protected bike lanes
  • Grand Boulevard protected bike lane
  • The new Multi-Use Path (MUP) on the Welch St Bridge over Capilano river and a raised crossing at the east end.
  • Multiple new MUPs around the Lower Lynn Interchanges and an unprotected bike lane on Keith Rd, North of Hwy 1
  • The new MUP on the south side of the Hwy 1 Main St Interchange and eastern portion of the north side.
  • Protected bike lanes on Brooksbank between Keith and Cotton.
  • West 15th between Garden and and McKay Creek
  • Mountain Path MUP in West Vancouver

Current Projects

  • Ironworkers Memorial Bridge access improvements
  • Protected bike lanes with new Lower Lynn highway interchanges
  • Protected bike network in the District of North Vancouver
    • Lynn Valley Road improvements
    • Route(s) to Deep Cove
    • Main to Marine Route across the entire North Shore
  • City of North Vancouver AAA bike network
    • Upper Levels Greenway
    • Midtown bikeway
    • St. Andrews Street
    • Main to Marine Route across the entire North Shore
    • Casano-Loutet highway overpass and connector routes
  • Safe bike routes to schools
  • Working with developers to ensure access to good bike storage and other building-related improvements for biking
  • Wayfinding signage across the North Shore
  • Reviving North Vancouver's Bicycle Master Plan (last updated in 2012) and West Vancouver's Cycling Network Implementation Plan

Successes

See our 'Successes' Facebook album

  • St. Andrews protected bike lanes from Keith to 13th (2022)
  • Esplanade Street protected bike lanes (2022)
  • Forbes Avenue protected bike lanes (2022)
  • Grand Boulevard protected bike lane (2022)
  • The new Multi-Use Path (MUP) on the Welch St Bridge over Capilano river and a raised crossing at the east end (District of West Vancouver, Squamish Nation, 2021)
  • Multiple new MUPs around the Lower Lynn Interchanges and an unprotected bike lane on Keith Rd, North of Hwy 1 (District of North Vancouver, 2021)
  • The new MUP on the south side of the Hwy 1 Main St Interchange and eastern portion of the north side (District of North Vancouver, 2021)
  • Protected bike lanes on Brooksbank between Keith and Cotton (City of North Vancouver, 2021)
  • New Keith Bridge cycling facilities (District of North Vancouver, 2016)
  • Barrow-Main path to Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (District of North Vancouver, 2016)
  • Ironworkers Memorial Bridge sidewalk widening (2015)
  • Spirit Trail overpass on 3rd St E, between Heywood Srt. and Kennard Ave, and re-route west to St. Davids (City of North Vancouver, 2015)
  • Bike lane and shared path at 3rd St/Forbes (City of North Vancouver, 2015)
  • Protected/buffered bike lanes on one block of 13th St, between Lonsdale & Chesterfield (City of North Vancouver, 2015)
  • Spirit Trail realignment at 13th St (West Vancouver, 2015)
  • Improved connection to Hwy 1 at Keith Road (West Vancouver, 2015)
  • Widening & resurfacing of the path connecting the Capilano Pacific Trail to the Hwy 1 bridge over the Capilano River (West Vancouver, 2015)
  • All Ages & Abilities (AAA) bike networks planned for Lions Gate, Lynn Valley Town Centre (District of North Vancouver, 2015)
  • City of North Vancouver planning for AAA bike network (2014)
  • Bike lanes on Low Level Road (City of North Vancouver, 2014)
  • Fingerboard wayfinding signs installed all along on the Spirit Trail (North Shore, 2014)
  • Improved access to Pemberton Heights and Westview from Capilano Rd (2012)
  • Improvements to southbound approaches to the Lions Gate Bridge and West Vancouver (2011)
  • Lions Gate Bridge sidewalk widening (2002)

2022 Municipal Elections Surveys

North Vancouver (City) Survey Results

Candidate Do you think that your city's elected officials are doing enough to address transportation needs of future generations in light of the climate crisis & increases in transportation costs? Will you work to ensure that everyone in your city has equitable access to safe cycling infrastructure? Will you vote in favour of infrastructure projects that separate bicycles from cars and pedestrians in areas of high cycling potential? The budget for bike infrastructure should... Will you be a champion for active transportation on council?
Linda Buchanan (Mayor) Yes Yes Yes Increase Yes
Tony Valente No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Jessica McIlroy No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Kathy McGrenera No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Maxwell Lai No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Jeremy Cato No Yes Yes Stay the same No
Anna Boltenko No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Angela Girard No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Ron Polly No Yes Yes Stay the same Yes
Shervin Shahriari No Yes Yes Increase Yes

 

View candidates' long-form answers here.

 

Candidates that have endorsed our Cycling Platform

Holly Back, Linda Buchanan, Maxwell Lai, Kathy McGrenera, Jessica McIlroy, Lailani Tumaneng (SB), Tony Valente

Incumbents underlined

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North Vancouver (District) Survey Results

Candidate Do you think that your city's elected officials are doing enough to address transportation needs of future generations in light of the climate crisis & increases in transportation costs? Will you work to ensure that everyone in your city has equitable access to safe cycling infrastructure? Will you vote in favour of infrastructure projects that separate bicycles from cars and pedestrians in areas of high cycling potential? The budget for bike infrastructure should... Will you be a champion for active transportation on council?
Mathew Bond (Mayor) No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Mike Little (Mayor) No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Greg Robins No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Ellison Mallin No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Trey Bell No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Thomas Tofigh No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Jim Hanson No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Catherine Pope No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Mike Little No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Betty Forbes Yes Yes Yes Stay the same Yes
Herman Mah No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Lisa Muri No Yes Yes Stay the same Yes
Jordan Back No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Harrison Johnston No Yes Yes Increase Yes

 

View candidates' long-form answers here.

 

Candidates that have endorsed our Cycling Platform

Jordan Back, Trey Bell, Mathew Bond, Cyndi Gerlach (SB), Harrison Johnston, Ellison Mallin, Kulvir Mann (SB), Lisa Muri, Catherine Pope, Greg Robins*, Thomas Tofigh

Incumbents underlined
*with reservations
SB - School Board

View reservations here


West Vancouver Survey Results

Candidate Do you think that your city's elected officials are doing enough to address transportation needs of future generations in light of the climate crisis & increases in transportation costs? Will you work to ensure that everyone in your city has equitable access to safe cycling infrastructure? Will you vote in favour of infrastructure projects that separate bicycles from cars and pedestrians in areas of high cycling potential? The budget for bike infrastructure should... Will you be a champion for active transportation on council?
Mary-Ann Booth (Mayor) No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Mark Sager (Mayor) No Yes Yes Increase Yes
David McCosh Yes Yes No Stay the same Yes
Scott Snider No Yes Yes Stay the same Yes
Tyler Blair No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Alexis Chicoine No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Ken Schultze No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Nora Gambioli No Yes Yes Increase Yes
Elaine McHarg No Yes Yes Increase Yes

 

View candidates' long-form answers here.

 

Candidates that have endorsed our Cycling Platform

Mary-Ann Booth, Alexis Chicoine*, Nora Gambioli, Keen Lau, Elaine McHarg, Ken Schultze, Bill Soprovich

Incumbents underlined
*with reservations

View reservations here

 

 

Cycling Maps

The City and District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, and TransLink have created maps of the cycling networks on the North Shore 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 North Vancouver & West Vancouver are available at the links below.  Cycling maps for other Metro Vancouver municipalities are available at bikehub.ca/maps.

 

Cycling 'Hot Spots' on the North Shore 

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' on the North Shore. 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 North Shore Local Committee. Special thanks to BikeMaps.org for all their help and assistance in producing these maps.