16 Ways BikeBC is Opening Up the Road for BC Cyclists

Biking BC

“Brains before beauty, wear your helmet!” – Unknown

Good advice.

I’m noticing more and more people taking up cycling as a way to get out and enjoy the scenery, but one of the most popular reasons is to get their “exercise on” and live a healthier lifestyle.

Now there’s going to be a few more options to do that. As part of our BikeBC program, we’re joining with 13 communities to expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths.

They include…

  • Barriere – River Trail Network, Bartlett Road at Airfield Road to Yard Road at Highway 5
  • Capital Regional District – Rainbow Road (Salt Spring Island) separated bike path
  • Castlegar – 17th Street/Connors Road multi-use separated path
  • City of North Vancouver – 3rd Street multi-use path and bike lane
  • Coquitlam – Glen Drive bikeway bike lanes and shared roadway
  • Coquitlam – Cross town route removal of impediments
    • Spuraway/Mariner intersection upgrade
    • Hillcrest School – multi-use pathway
    • Daybreak – Armada to Saddle, signs and markings
    • Johnson – multi-use pathway
  • District of North Vancouver – Lynn Valley Road bike lanes
  • District of North Vancouver – Mount Seymour Parkway multi-use path
  • Kelowna – Ethel Street bike path, Harvey Avenue to Bernard Avenue
  • Langford – Millstream Road bike lanes
  • Maple Ridge – Hammond Trail bike path
  • Penticton – Power Street bike lanes
  • Penticton – Skaha Lake Road bike lanes, Channel Parkway to Yorkton Avenue
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District – Marine Drive shoulder bikeway, Gibsons to Langdale Ferry
  • Tofino – Pacific Rim Highway multi-use separated path
  • Vernon – 29th/30th Street separated bike path

Which one are you most looking forward to?

A little background: BikeBC is a cost-sharing program between the BC government and local governments to build and improve cycling infrastructure in communities across the province.

Oil up that chain and get ready to pedal new ground.

Some TranBC Trivia:

  • Cycling 10 kilometres to and from work every day would reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by 1500 kg a year.
  • Cycling eight kilometres is equal to 30 minutes of moderate exercise.

 

2 comments on “16 Ways BikeBC is Opening Up the Road for BC Cyclists”

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  1. I’m very happy to see how much has been done to protect cycles around greater vancouver. But there is still a long way to go I live in Port Moody and we have a road that needs major attention with two lakes and ocean side park at the end of IOCO RD this road has seen the traffic double tripled over the spring and summer months along with the cycles there is nearly enough room for cars to get by in some spots let alone bikes I also think clearing some trees and opening up more power line right of ways will bring more ppl to

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    • Thanks for your comment Paul – we are happy to hear you are happy. Regarding your concerns about IOCO Road, we encourage you to share your comment with the City of Port Moody, as this is in their jurisdiction.

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