Cycling in the City of Vancouver BC, Canada

 

 

 

 

2012-06-15

Cycling in the City of Vancouver BC, Canada

This review will comment on cycling in the City of Vancouver, its cycling infrastructure, and first steps in moving toward European designs.

Vancouver is a city with 3.7% cycling mode share and an infrastructure that could accommodate much more than the 20,000 daily cyclists.

The City's Transportation Plan 2040

Commnets on the transportation mode share split.

Commnets on the Plan's strategies

 

 

   
 
     
     
     

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CoV Transportation Mode Share Targets

 

© H-JEH (Jack) Becker, Third Wave Cycling Group Inc. 2007-2012., Velo.Urbanism 2012

This review will comment on cycling in Vancouver, Canada, its cycling infrastructure, first steps in moving toward European designs, the city, a friendlier place to live, and then some final comments.

 

 

Final Comments

Cycling is not an end goal in itself. It is part of delivering a liveable, energetic, sustainable, green community. It is part of each neighbourhood’s urban plan with transportation capacity and supportive land-use densification that can achieve target active transportation mode shares. It is part of a solution where densification is sufficient to create demand that will make transit profitable for the routes through the neighbourhood. It is part of a solution where local cycling traffic is created to justify high-quality cycling facilities through the neighbourhood. For separated cycling facilities densification should provide a minimum cycling traffic of at least 1,000 trips per day. It is part of a solution of feeding transit stations and frequent service bus stops from homes that create profitable routes and where secure parking is available. It is part of a solution of feeding customers to local retail stores. It is part of a solution of feeding students to their schools.

© H-JEH (Jack) Becker, Third Wave Cycling Group Inc. 2007-2012., Velo.Urbanism 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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©Photograph by H-JEH Becker, 2013
©H-JEH Becker, Velo. Urbanism.com, 2013