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 your local Committee Chair to be added to the mailing list. Or join our Yahoo discussion group to follow the public discussion about cycling in Vancouver and at UBC, and have your say. Click here to join

Committee Contact

Meeting Information

  • Monthly: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm (except August and December)
  • Location: HUB Office, Unit 1 - 828 West 8th Avenue
  • Find out more: Visit the Vancouver/UBC wiki

Campaigns

  • Sign our petition to improve the South Seaside Greenway between Burrard Bridge and Trafalgar

     

    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.

    Sub-committees, Working Groups & Activities

    • Seaside South: working to improve South False Creek / Kits area Seaside Greenway for all users - sign our petition to improve the route here.
    • Destination Streets Working Group: promoting safe cycling access to high streets such as Main Street
    • Arbutus Greenway Working Group: planning for improvements to the new Arbutus Greenway
    • City of Vancouver Active Transportation Policy Council (ATPC): committee member Lisa Slakov currently sits on ATPC
    • UBC Bike Co-op and Committee UBC rep: ongoing liaison
    • Assessment rides and/or media events to highlight infrastructure issues (periodic)
    • Consultation on viaducts removal, and the planning for an Active Bridge connecting to the Dunsmuir bike lane
    • Consultation on the planning for the False Creek Flats
    • Consultation on planned improvements to the 10th Ave Bikeway
    • Monitoring all City projects relating to improved cycling infrastructure, and participating in City of Vancouver consultations on these projects

    Assessment Rides

    Our HUB Cycling local committee occasionally hosts relaxed assessment rides of the local bicycle network and provides input to the City, Park Board, TransLink or BC's Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as appropriate.

    With your help, HUB Cycling assesses cycling conditions with the intention of providing the City and other jurisdictions with constructive feedback from a cyclist’s perspective.

    The rides are open to all and are at a moderate pace with plenty of stops along the way. After the ride, a report is drafted with input from all ride participants, and is then submitted to decision-makers.

    Come and join us (and don't forget your helmet)!

2016 Infrastructure Improvement Priorities

The Vancouver UBC Local Committee worked to prioritize cycling infrastructure issues throughout 2015.

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 were agreed as our top priorities in March 2016:

  • Pacific Blvd, Expo Blvd, the Georgia Ramp, Quebec St, and the new Active Bridge, all related to removal of the viaducts
  • Kent Avenue from Boundary Rd to Granville St
  • South West Marine Drive from Granville to UBC
  • The Pender Corridor from the Dunsmuir separated lane to Stanley Park (specific route TBD)
  • Main Street, from 37th Ave to 5th Ave
  • The Powell St. Corridor from Water St. to Lakewood (specific route TBD)
  • The 10th Avenue Bike Route from Trafalgar to Victoria Drive
  • North West Marine Drive along Spanish Banks and up to UBC
  • Commercial Drive
  • The Granville Bridge, including a new Greenway
  • Kingsway

Successes

  • 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)