Cycling in Vancouver
Cycling is one of the cleanest and most energy efficient forms of transportation, and the number of people choosing to cycle continues to grow, year after year.
Much of this growth is due to the City's support for green transportation initiatives to make roads safer and more comfortable for cyclists and pedestrians. Expanding the bicycle network is an important strategy in the City’s effort to reduce traffic congestion to become a more sustainable city.
City programs for cyclists
Some of the City's programs for cyclists are:
- Separated bicycle lanes: Introduced in 2010, the City expects to increase the comfort of cyclists and attract new cyclists as more lanes are opened
- Public bicycle system: The City received expressions of interest in April, and plan to reach a decision to launch this service later in 2012
- Increased bicycle parking: The City and private businesses install bicycle racks and corrals on public and private property around Vancouver
- Bike-friendly events: The City encourages event planners to promote active transportation, by providing bike valet parking and public transit options