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.
The Seaside Bike Route is a multi-use recreational route in Vancouver that offers awesome views and endless activities along the Vancouver Seawall. The Seaside Bike Route goes from the Convention Center at Coal Harbour on Burrard Inlet, all the way to Jericho Beach. This is a complete guide, plus lots of photos and two videos!
We cycled the Poco Trail yesterday – one of the best trails in the Greater Vancouver area. We were sad to find that the trail is littered with fallen trees, after that terrific wind storm on 29 August.
New Westminster Cycling: There is plenty of cycling in New Westminster, BC. This post provides an overview of New Westminster cycling, and then focuses in on the most family-friendly, easy cycling available in New Westminster: the newly redeveloped New Westminster quay, and the new Quayside Park.
This is a guide plus video of the entire Central Valley Greenway (CVG). It runs all the way from Science World in Vancouver to the New Westminster Quay. It’s a challenging but very interesting bike ride. Parts are magical, other parts still need work to make them pleasant. It is NOT a AAA route (all ages and abilities), even though it aspires to be. Still, it is quite an awesome route, covering 24 km (15 miles) from Vancouver, through Burnaby, and into New Westminster. It is remarkably flat most of the time, but there are a few uphills.
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.
Guide plus Video of some of the finest Vancouver cycling. The Prospect Point bike trail is an off-road trail in the heart of Vancouver’s Stanley Park. It goes from the car park at Second Beach Pool, all the way up to Prospect Point, the highest point in Stanley Park. There you can enjoy stunning views of North and West Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.
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 420 Festival in Vancouver yesterday, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, resulted in many people spilling out onto the Hornby Bike Lane. The Vancouver Police Department reacted swiftly, creating an alternative Hornby Bike Lane, so that cyclists could safely bypass the 420 festival.
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.
Vancouver textile artist and cyclist Ruth Scheuing records her bike rides with her GPS Bike Computer and turns it into art. Here is some great GPS Bike Computer art about different ways to navigate and experience Vancouver on a bike.
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.