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Walk, bike, roll, transit: Getting around the Vancouver way

Our goal: Encourage and support walking, cycling, and rolling so that 2/3 of all 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, biking, rolling (skateboard, scooter, etc.), and transit.

By walking, cycling, rolling, and taking transit more often, you’re:

of trips in Vancouver are made by walking + rolling, cycling, or transit.

Walking

Vancouver is rated one of the most walkable cities in the world.

Biking

Learn more about cycling in Vancouver, including routes, maps, and current projects.

Mobi, our public bike share system

With bicycles located across the network, Mobi by Shaw Go offers a convenient and affordable way to get around.

Electric kick scooters

We've been selected to participate in a three-year electric kick scooter pilot program.

Public transit

Learn more about TransLink’s skytrain, bus and SeaBus network.

Car-sharing, carpooling, and ride-sharing

Save the environment and make new friends. Find out how to join a carpool, car-share, or car co-op.

How we are improving walking and cycling 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, and rolling, we are:

  • Building all ages and abilities cycling routes
  • Encouraging and supporting walking, cycling, and transit
  • Enhancing pedestrian safety

Our partners

TransLink  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 has a mission is to get more people cycling more often. HUB delivers popular events like Bike the Night and Bike to Work Week.

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (B.E.S.T.) : offers innovative social enterprises, programs, and services to encourage, promote and enable sustainable and active transportation chocies. 

Walking and cycling statistics in Vancouver

decrease in distance driven per person since 2007
of trips are made by sustainable modes (walking + rolling, cycling, transit)
of Vancouver’s bike network is designed for all ages and abilities (AAA)
of Vancouver residents have a carshare membership
kilometres of bike routes
of trips made on foot or by bike involve a friendly interaction

Transportation safety

Vancouver's transportation safety action plan has a goal to move towards zero traffic related fatalities.

Visibility and safety tips

Know how to stay seen and safe during dark times of day and wet weather.

Signs, signals, and regulations

Recognize the signs and signals used in Vancouver and know the regulations that help keep everyone safe.