Active transportation promotion and education

Our vision is to make walking and cycling safe, convenient, comfortable, and fun for people of all ages and abilities. In addition to physical infrastructure like sidewalks and bike lanes, promotion and education initiatives can help us achieve this vision.

Background report

The Active Transportation Promotion and Enabling Plan (ATPEP): Background Report presents a set of high-level strategies for promotion and encouragement efforts through marketing campaigns, school-based programs, and road user education.

Walking and Cycling report cards

Our Transportation 2040 Plan aims to have two-thirds of all trips in Vancouver made by walking, cycling, and transit by 2040. The following report cards highlight current progress made.

Past updates

The premier conference in North America for walking and bicycling professionals

Vancouver hosted the 19th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference on September 12 to 15, 2016, produced by Project for Public Spaces.

As a leader in planning and creating a compact and vibrant city and prioritizing space for more people to walk, cycle, and gather, we are in a unique position to share some of our successes. As part of the conference, we hosted and partnered on several breakout sessions focusing on:

  • Accessibility to greenspace: using pedestrian networks to understand service levels and inform parks and recreation investment decisions
  • Forging the links: the emerging path of collaboration between public health and local planning
  • Health impact assessments: from healthy city-making to affordable housing
  • Decision-support tools to target active transportation investment
  • Threading the needle: introducing protected bike lanes to the 10th Avenue bicycle boulevard
  • Skate, ramble, and roll: lessons from City-supported school walk and bike programs
  • If you build it, will they come? The role of local government in promoting and enabling active transportation
  • Defining and evaluating all ages and abilities bicycle and pedestrian route
  • Balancing streets for pedestrian activity
  • Quality counts for biking and walking