Bike BC

Information on projects supporting biking in BC, our Cycling Policy and maintaining the province’s cycling legislation. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provides cycling improvements on provincial infrastructure through our major projects, such as the Gateway Program, and through the ministry’s day-to-day operations, by way of our maintenance contractors. The ministry also assists with other funding programs that can invest in cycling infrastructure.

Test of Humanity – A Race to Build Lives

Test of Humanity – A Race to Build Lives

What do you get when you take two people with tons of determination, add a maintenance contractor with volunteering spirit, sprinkle in competitive cycling and surround it with the desire to change lives? Answer: Test of Humanity. If there’s one thing Avalanche Technician Nic Seaton and his wife Sheilagh love more than travelling, it’s helping those less fortunate than themselves. Over the last few years they journeyed to Ethiopia as volunteers with Canadian Humanitarian, a non-profit organization that works...

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Bus Stops, Bridges and Smoother Surfaces Ahead: Bridging the Week

What have we got going on in transportation news for you this week? How about bus stops, cycling lanes and cycling fences, centreline rumble strips, enhanced delineation, completed paving on the Patullo Bridge, new contracts awarded and resurfacing underway. Throw in some numbers from BC Ferries and transit service updates and you have yourself all the elements of a good read, if you ask us. So, grab your coffee and settle in . Cycling for Highway 4 Port Alberni...

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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 2

Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 2

We’ve just pedalled off the ferry on our “Tour de BC,” which began on Vancouver Island and Northern BC in Part 1. We’ll continue exploring some of the province’s latest cycling trail and pathway projects in celebration of Bike to Work Week, starting on Vancouver’s North Shore and finishing up in the Southern Interior. So, hop on and let’s go! Lower Mainland: Raising Commuter Spirit and Connecting Cities North Vancouver… it’s rainy, sure, but it’s also the place of...

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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 1

Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 1

In celebration of Bike to Work Week, we’re taking a look at some of the exciting trail blazing projects that are supporting cycling in the province. So grease your chain, hop on the saddle and start cruising all around the province on trails made possible by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Bike BC program and cost sharing with federal and local governments. PHOTO CREDIT: Capital Regional District We’ll start our “Tour de BC” on Vancouver Island in the...

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Shouldering for Safety – Making Highway 16 Safer For Cyclists

It’s becoming a lot more common these days to see cyclists on the road, and it’s easy to see why. Cycling is a convenient, healthy and relatively inexpensive way to get around. And with more people taking to the road on their bikes, we’re doing what we can to make things better for them. Take Highway 16 between Telkwa and Smithers for example. It’s a 15 kilometre stretch of road, which sees quite a bit of commuter traffic as...

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Fast Forward to Cyclist Enhancements on UBCO Route

Fast Forward to Cyclist Enhancements on UBCO Route

Just because Bike to Work Week is over does not mean that we have forgotten about cyclists and other types of traffic in our transit planning. Our dedication to highway safety is not limited to motorists. Cyclists and pedestrians are high on our list of important people to please. Cyclists commuting to UBC in Kelowna will soon have safer access to their campus on a new multi-use pathway and bridge. Route enhancements will be jointly funded by the Province...

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Highway 101 is Making Room for Cyclists

Highway 101 is Making Room for Cyclists

The small communities of Sechelt and Davis Bay are nestled along the Sunshine Coast on Highway 101. The fair weather and beautiful scenery along this route encourage many residents and tourists to travel by bicycle. To support that interest, we have recently widened a popular portion of the highway to allow cyclists to commute in safety, while sharing the road with motorists. As an added bonus, the wider shoulders benefit transit users too, making it easier for them to...

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Buffered Bike Lanes Make Cyclist Commuting a Joyride

Buffered Bike Lanes Make Cyclist Commuting a Joyride

We all know that riding your bike is a good thing. It helps your health, your pocket book and the environment. So, what stops you from choosing your bike on a daily basis? Some of you may say it’s the weather, while others may say it’s the challenge of commuting with cars. A recent grant from The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Bike BC Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program – has helped the District of North Vancouver to install a...

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