Vancouver

Located on Canada’s western coastline, Vancouver is known as a vibrant & cosmopolitan port city. In 2020, the city will play host to the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, while in 2019, a UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifier will be held in the city.

Today, cycling is the fastest growing mode of transport in Vancouver, up from 4% in 2013 to 7% in 2016. The city is committed to a high level goal of ensuring that 2/3rds of all trips are made by walking, cycling and transit. In order to achieve that, the strategy in the city is build around the creation of an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) network that is accessible for all. The network combines low stress corridors based on local street bikeways, and protected bike lanes and intersections along busy roads.

Around 45% of the City’s transport budget is spent on active transportation. The City’s Transportation 2040 Plan is prioritising road safety in infrastructure upgrades and improvements. There is a requirement that new developments provide on and off street parking for bicycles; bike racks are being installed in the city, and cycling facilities at major employment sites are being prioritised. The bike share scheme, Mobi has 125 stations and 1200 bikes across the city.

Mass participation events hosted in the city are used to promote cycling in all forms, and child education programmes are organised under the school curriculum.

Each year, the annual Walking and Cycling Report Card charts progress in the city, and public surveys gauge public opinion as regards cycling.

 

Country

Canada

Province

British Columbia

Governor Mayor

Gregor Robertson

Area Vancouver

115 km²

Population
City of Vancouver

 631,486 (2016)

Population     
Greater Vancouver Area

2,463,431 (2016)

Bicycle Modal Share/Trips by bike
Current (2016)

7%

Bicycle Modal Share/Trips by bike
Target

By 2040, make at least two-thirds of all trips by foot, bike, or transit

 

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