Downtown bike network expansion: in-depth

New downtown bike lanes for 2016

Cambie Street (northbound) between Dunsmuir and Water streets

  • New bike lane between the parking lane and the sidewalk on the east side of the street.

Smithe Street (westbound) between Beatty and Richards streets

  • New bike lane protected from vehicle traffic on the north side of the street. At intersections, the bike lane will share the vehicle right turn lane.

Nelson Street (eastbound) between Richards and Beatty streets

  • New bike lane protected from vehicle traffic on the south side of the street. At intersections, the bike lane will share the vehicle right turn lane.

Upgrades to downtown bike lanes for 2016

Beatty Street between Nelson and Pender streets

  • Upgrade from current painted bike lanes.
  • Upgraded bike lane between the parking lane and the sidewalk on the west side of the street. 
  • Upgraded bike lane protected from vehicle traffic by a painted buffer on the east side of the street. 

Richards Street (southbound) between Water and Robson streets

  • Upgrade from painted bike lane in this segment.
  • Upgraded bike lane between the parking lane and the sidewalk on the west side of the street.

How many people ride on the downtown protected bike lanes?

Find out in our counts of total monthly trips and mid-week daily trips on various bike lanes around Vancouver.

View the statistics

How this project links to Transportation 2040

This project will help us towards these Transportation 2040 directions:

  1. Make the majority of trips on foot, bike or transit by 2040
  2. Achieve zero traffic-related fatalities
  3. Make cycling safe, convenient, comfortable and fun for people of all ages and abilities
  4. Upgrade and expand the cycling network to efficiently connect people to destinations
  5. Consider impacts to transit, commercial vehicles, and general traffic flow prior to reallocating road space
  6. Provide for efficient loading and unloading