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Vancouver Cycling gets safer, easier and more popular

June 2, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


It’s Bike To Work Week. Vancouver is about to welcome Mobi, with 1,500 shared bikes at 150 stations to start. Construction crews are adding or extending a dozen protected bike lanes, providing seamless connections and closing gaps in the network. The global CycleHack program will soon arrive with ideas and prototype tools to reduce barriers to cycling over a single weekend. Everywhere, you see more women riding, and families with children.

The world hasn’t ended on Point Grey Road. There were no outcries over another traffic lane on the Burrard Bridge becoming a bike lane, after the bridge counter recorded 1.3 million trips last year. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, once solidly against the first protected bike lanes on Hornby and Dunsmuir Streets, now supports protected lanes on more downtown streets. But old fears persist– the Commercial Drive Business Society just ran a campaign to keep bike lanes off The Drive, convinced the change would drive away customers.

Join us for an update on the future of cycling in Vancouver and the region. To frame the topic, we have Mia Kohout, Executive Director of Mobi, Bikes We Share; Matthew Lowell, CycleHack’s Director of Global and Networks; and Laura Jane of HUB Cycling.

Registration is not required but seating is limited. Please try to arrive early to ensure a seat.


lot 19


SFU Public Square