Vancouver / UBC

Ride your bike in Vancouver or UBC/University Endowment Lands? 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 Jeff Leigh, the Chair of the Vancouver Committee, to find out more about the committee.

Committee Contact

Meeting Information

  • Monthly: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm (No meetings in August and December)
  • Location: New location! Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1 - Meeting Room 2
  • Find out more: Visit the HUB Vancouver/UBC wiki

HUB Committee Calendar

For information on any of the activities listed below, please come out to a meeting or contact Jeff at vancouver@bikehub.ca.

Please also visit our wiki for meeting minutes, letters and reports. 

Reporting Concerns: If you see something that needs to be fixed within the City of Vancouver, call 311 to report it.

Campaigns

  • Seaside South: working to improve South False Creek / Kits area Seaside Greenway for all users - Write a letter to the Parks Board here.
  • Arbutus Greenway Working Group: planning for improvements to the new Arbutus Greenway
  • Broadway Subway Working Group: planning for cycling impacts related to the new Broadway subway extension to Arbutus
  • City of Vancouver Active Transportation Policy Council (ATPC): committee member Lisa Slakov currently sits on ATPC
  • Assessment rides and/or media events to highlight infrastructure issues (periodic)
  • Ongoing consultation on major City projects such as the viaducts removal, NE False Creek, South False Creek, the new arterial to replace Prior, and others
  • Monitoring all City projects relating to improved cycling infrastructure, preparing position papers and recommendations, and participating in City of Vancouver consultations on these projects

Infrastructure Improvement Priorities

The Vancouver UBC Local Committee worked to prioritize cycling infrastructure issues throughout 2017.

Improvement opportunities are prioritized with the aim of creating more “Safe Routes to Places That Matter.” We consider utility, safety, and feasibility in our evaluations.

Our aim is to get more people riding, more often, so we look for opportunities that will have the largest impact.

The following are our top priorities for 2018:

  • NE False Creek, including Pacific Blvd, Expo Blvd, the Georgia Ramp, Quebec St, the arterial replacement for Prior, and the new Active Bridge, all related to the removal of the viaducts
  • South West Marine Drive from Camosun to UBC
  • The Gastown Complete Streets project, including Water Street
  • Kent Avenue from Boundary Rd to connect to the Arbutus Greenway
  • The Seaside Greenway through the Kits Beach Park area
  • The Adanac Bikeway, from Main to Boundary Road
  • The Stanley Park Causeway connections at the southern end of the causeway
  • The Pender Corridor, from the Dunsmuir separated bike lane at Hornby through to the Stanley Park causeway (specific route TBD)
  • The 10th Avenue Bikeway from Trafalgar to Victoria Drive, with a focus on the health precinct
  • Main Street, from 37th Ave to 5th Ave
  • The Powell St. Corridor from Water St. to Lakewood (specific route TBD)
  • Iron Workers Memorial Bridge connections at the south end
  • Commercial Drive

Successes

  • Completion of the Burrard improvements from Burnaby St. to the bridge, the bridge deck itself, and Cornwall to 8th, as well as intersection improvements at Pacific and improvements along Pacific from Howe to Burrard. (2017)
  • Improvements to the False Creek Seawall route from the Cambie Bridge to 1st Ave, including separation of people walking and people on bikes (2017)
  • Traffic calming along Charleson to improve the Seaside Bypass route in South False Creek (2017)
  • Completion of the Temporary Paved Path on the new Arbutus Greenway (2017)
  • Completion of Phase 2 improvements to the Seaside Greenway along Point Grey Road (2017)
  • Traffic calming along 7th Ave at Oak St (2017)
  • Improvements to SW Marine Drive cycling infrastructure, from Granville to Camosun (2017)
  • Improvements to bike lane access at the intersection of Knight at SE Marine (2017)
  • Assessment Ride Reports completed for multiple routes, for both new projects and post-construction follow-up (2017)
  • Implementation of downtown protected lanes on Nelson, Smithe, Beatty, and Cambie (2016)
  • Start of construction on the new Arbutus Greenway (2016)
  • Spot Improvements throughout the City (2016)
  • Assessment Ride Reports completed for multiple routes, for both new projects and post-construction follow-up (2016)
  • Improvements for cycling on the Stanley Park Causeway (2015)
  • Spot improvements throughout the City (2015)
  • Implementation of the Point Grey Rd - Cornwall Ave Seaside Greenway - (2014)
  • Implementation of the Comox/Helmcken Greenway (2014)
  • Spot Improvements throughout the City (2014)
  • Created a Spot Improvement priority list for the City of Vancouver (2014)
  • Opening of the widened path on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (2014)
  • Approval of the Point Grey-Burrard section of the Seaside Greenway (2013)
  • Commitment from Province to widen the cycling pathway on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and to improve safety on the Stanley Park Causeway (2013)
  • Approval of cycling improvements to the north end of the Cambie Bridge, connections to the Canada Line Bridge, and Union-Adanac bikeway selected improvements (2013)
  • Provided feedback to the Cycling Master Plan for Stanley Park (2012)
  • Contributed to the City of Vancouver Transportation 2040 Plan (approved by council October 2012)
  • Permanent separated bike lanes on Burrard Bridge, Hornby and Dunsmuir Streets downtown (2009-2012)
  • Repaving of residential bike routes, addition of crossing signals and bike boxes at busy intersections (2011-2012)
  • Bike bridge over the Fraser River between Vancouver and Richmond following the Canada Line (2009)
  • Bike lanes throughout Vancouver's downtown core (2002–2006) separated lane trials (2010)
  • Wider sidewalks for cyclists on the Lions Gate Bridge (2001)

2018 Municipal Elections

City of Vancouver - Candidate Survey Responses

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 in Vancouver to complete a brief survey* about their position on cycling, and the results are in! (Download PDF)
Visit bikehub.ca/KitsBeach to see responses from Vancouver Park Board candidates.

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