Cycling in Vancouver

Cycling on the Carrall St. Greenway

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 our support for green transportation initiatives to make cycling and walking more safe, convenient and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. Expanding the bike route network is an important strategy in our effort to reduce traffic congestion to become more sustainable.

City cycling initiatives

  • New and upgraded cycling routes: By expanding and upgrading our cycling network, we are increasing cycling comfort and encouraging more people to ride their bikes.
  • Public bicycle system: We plan to launch a network of shared bicycles available for short-term use for a fee.
  • More bicycle parking: We install bicycle racks and corrals on public property around Vancouver, as do businesses on their properties.
  • Bike-friendly events: We encourage event planners to promote cycling and walking by providing bike valet parking and promoting public transit options at events.

Get cycling information

Use our Bicycle Route Map and Guide to explore our extensive network of bike routes

Routes, maps, and trip planner

We’re improving and expanding our cycling network to include greenways and protected bike lanes. Download a map of the Vancouver cycling network, plan your route, and learn about bike parking.

Cycling road signs

Safety tips and regulations

As more people on bicycles take to the streets, everyone – both on bikes and in cars – has to learn to share our roads. Get safety tips and read the rules of the road that apply to cycling.

A bike corral made up of a group of U-shap bike racks

Bicycle parking and air pumps

We install bike parking in commercial areas to support cycling and businesses. To request bike parking at a location, phone 3-1-1. Learn about our types of bike parking and use our public bike pump.

A bike courier company

Cycling-related business licences

Find out about permits you need in order to operate a business that uses your bike and cycling skills.

Cyclists on the Carrall St separated bike route

Improving our cycling network

We are building and expanding a network of cycling routes for your safety, comfort, and convenience. Learn about current projects. Share your comments.

Proposed cycling investments

In our draft capital plan for 2015-2018, we propose adding to, completing, and upgrading parts of Vancouver's cycling infrastructure. It's part of our proposed $150-million investment in transportation. We hope these improvements will help make cycling your preferred way to get around.

Learn about the proposed cycling investments

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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More ways to contact us

Follow Bike Vancouver

Contact the Bicycle Hotline

bikevancouver@vancouver.ca

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Last modified: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:47:34

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