We need safe bike routes in every city, so that many more seniors can cycle in safety. All the money spent on cycling infrastructure would be more than made up by the money saved in the healthcare system if more seniors could safely exercise every day.
With the tourist season coming, I decided to make some of my most popular posts about great bike routes in and around Vancouver easier to find. So I have created a page devoted to Vancouver cycling.
Vancouver cycling offers spectacular, scenic bike rides in and around Vancouver for all. This is the first in a series of guides and videos to show you some of the best Vancouver bike rides – whether you are on vacation or stay-cation, Vancouver cycling offers something for you!
We are voting Yes for in the BC Transit Referendum for transit expansion because it is the right thing to do: for ourselves, for our children, for our grandchildren, for our city, and for our planet. For a relatively small annual cost to each household, we can expand transit and ensure that Vancouver continues to be a liveable region for years to come.
The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously approved a plan to widen the sidewalks along both sides of the Stanley Park Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. This ambitious plan was partly in response to the death of a 61-year-old woman cyclist in 2013. It was also in response to all of the activism that followed. It is a long overdue move – but on the plus side, it is a giant step forward in providing safe cycling infrastructure to Vancouver residents.
The Osprey Loop in Pitt Meadows, BC, is a dog friendly trail that is also perfect for safe, scenic family cycling, just 30 minutes east of Vancouver. It’s great for walking and cycling with your family and your dogs.
Here is a list of where to report all kinds of cycling dangers and safety hazards on bike routes in British Columbia.
Businesses in Vancouver oppose separate bike lanes because they are worried about parking for their customers – but in fact, there is plenty of parking in Vancouver!
Vancouver bike routes are being developed and made safer by Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver team. Businesses complain that they have lost parking – but this is a lie. There is a SURPLUS of parking in downtown Vancouver.
Hundreds of cyclists and walkers braved the rain on 5 July to celebrate the completion of the Seaside Greenway, a new All Ages and Abilities route that connects Vancouver’s Seawall and False Creek with Jericho Beach.
BC Parkway (also known as the 7-Eleven Trail) could be a great trail, but it really isn’t. It has three main problems: The paving is ruined by tree roots, making the trail so bumpy you have to be careful of doing yourself an injury. It is atrociously badly sign-posted – the first time I used […]
The City of Vancouver just keeps on improving the cycling infrastructure, making life safer and more fun for everyone who bikes in the city. Read about Great Bike Rides in and Around Vancouver Here – Vancouver Cycling Here’s a video about the new walk and bike Burrard Bridge approach from Kitsilano via York St. The […]
If there’s something unsafe in your neighborhood – Who you gonna call? In the City of Vancouver, call 311 for help with bike safety or road maintenance issues.
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route is safe and fun for the whole family, offering spectacular views and an endless array of fun things to do!
Spring is finally, really here. I saw the first sleeveless-cyclist on Granville today! And the trees are blossoming. Just went out today to photograph some of the beautiful cherry blossoms, and everywhere I went, there were bikes and blossoms – happy days! Here are some photos taken at Burrard and Melville.
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route runs along Vancouver’s Seawall. It is a multi-use recreational route, located in the downtown core of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Vancouver Park Board abandoned the plan for a new bike path at Kits Beach on February 17th, 2014. BUT they said that some of the money would be re-allocated to other pedestrian and cycling safety priorities. I’m all for that! In fact, on balance, I would rather be able to bike to work safely […]
On May 25th a 61-year-old cyclist was killed on the Stanley Park Causeway. Apparently she was trying to get by a pedestrian, fell off the sidewalk, and was hit by a bus. Someone at work asked me: “Whose fault was it – the cyclist’s or the pedestrian’s?” That question really made me think. It was […]
Springboard Trail in Belcarra Park is only 8 km long, but it’s set in beautiful unspoiled forest, with a hardened surface so you can get some speed up if you want. I would call it the perfect place for a training ride, as there’s a very, very long uphill from the lake. On the other hand, coming back it’s all downhill, which is a lot of fun too.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has many cycling and hiking trails. They all offer fairly easy cycling that is suitable for the whole family. I have cycled there with family members ranging in age from 10 to 71. Head out there for a peaceful bike ride under majestic trees.