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


Please note that the committee currently meets online due to COVID-19. See below for details.

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

September Meeting - CANCELLED. Next meeting on October 6th.

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

 


MEETING CALENDAR



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:

  • 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 network in the District of North Vancouver
  • Safe design of the City of North Vancouver AAA bike network
  • Safe bike routes to schools
  • Protected bike lanes with new Lower Lynn highway interchanges
  • Safe design of Spirit Trail
  • Reopening Upper Levels Hwy - 3rd Street connection in West Vancouver Bike route north of Upper Levels Hwy (Capilano River bridge to 3rd Street)
  • Cycling wayfinding signage across the North Shore
  • Participation in the implementation of North Vancouver's Bicycle Master Plan and West Vancouver's Cycling Network Implementation Plan and Protected bike network in the District of North Vancouver

Successes

See our 'Successes' Facebook album

  • 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)

 

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.