Our goal: Encourage and support walking, cycling, and rolling so that 2/3 of all daily trips are made by walk, bike, and transit!
Over the past 20 years, the number of people living, working, and travelling in Vancouver has grown, and there are more trips than ever.
Despite this, the total number of cars entering Vancouver and downtown has declined. More people than ever choose to get around by walking, cycling, rolling (mobility aid, skateboard, scooter, etc.), and transit.
By walking, cycling, rolling, and taking transit more often, you’re:
- Helping your personal health (Healthy City)
- Helping the health of your environment (Greenest City and Climate Emergency Action Plan)
- Alleviating congestion (Transportation 2040 and Climate Emergency Plan) to make room on the streets for vehicles who need to be there most (like goods movement and emergency vehicles)
How we are improving walking, cycling, rolling, and transit in the city
We’ve set specific targets for the number of people walking and cycling to get around Vancouver.
To encourage and support walking, cycling, rolling, and transit, we are:
- Building all ages and abilities (AAA) cycling routes
- Encouraging and supporting walking, cycling, rolling, and transit through events and programs
- Enhancing pedestrian safety
Keep up-to-date on our projects
TransLink External website, opens in new tab is the regional transportation authority for Metro Vancouver. In addition to being the transit operator in the region, TransLink plays a key role in planning and funding walking and cycling infrastructure, including sidewalks, greenways, and bike parkades.
HUB Cycling External website, opens in new tab has spent over two decades removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver through education, action, research, and popular events like Go By Bike Week and Bike to Shop.
Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (B.E.S.T.) External website, opens in new tab: offers innovative social enterprises, programs, and services to encourage, promote and enable sustainable and active transportation choices.
Walking and cycling statistics in Vancouver
The Transportation Snapshot, formerly known as the report card, highlights key trends in sustainable transportation in the city.