Cycling is one of the cleanest and most energy efficient forms of transportation and the number of people choosing to cycle continues to grow every year.
Much of this growth comes from 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.
By expanding and upgrading our cycling network, we are increasing cycling comfort and encouraging more people to ride their bikes.
We launched Mobi, a network of shared bicycles available for short-term use for a fee.
We use marketing campaigns, school-based programs, and road user education to promote cycling and walking.
We install bicycle racks and corrals on public property around Vancouver, as do businesses on their properties.
We encourage event planners to promote cycling and walking by providing bike valet parking and promoting public transit options at events.
Get cycling information
Download a map of the Vancouver cycling network. We’re improving and expanding our cycling network to include greenways and protected bike lanes.
Vancouver’s public bike share program - Mobi, bikes we share – launches in summer 2016. Learn more and sign up.
Register your bike with 529 Garage and learn to properly lock your bike to discourage thieves. The 529 Garage bike registry helps police return stolen bikes to their owners.
We install bike parking throughout Vancouver. Learn about our types of bike parking and how to request new bike parking.
Find out about permits you need in order to operate a business that uses your bike and cycling skills.
We are building and expanding a network of cycling routes for your safety, comfort, and convenience. Learn about current projects. Share your comments.
Know how to stay seen and safe during dark times of day and wet weather.
Recognize the signs and signals used in Vancouver and know the regulations that help keep everyone safe.
Skateboard in protected bike lanes
In November 2017, Council approved that skates, skateboards, and push-scooters be permitted in protected bike lanes.
Protected bike lanes are physically separated from motor vehicle traffic by barriers such as concrete medians, planters, and vehicle parking lanes. Before this pilot, skateboarding was only allowed on local streets (without painted lane lines).
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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