Bike Friendly Building Consulting & Certification

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Bike Friendly Building Consulting and Certification supports developers, property managers, employers, and other stakeholders across Metro Vancouver by:


  • Certifying and providing building assessments based on a set of expert standards
  • Consulting on all aspects of bike infrastructure for planned and existing developments
  • Delivering a professional report to inform building design and programming
  • Analyzing sites to support municipal applications and other variances
  • Awarding and recognizing leaders in cycling infrastructure


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The Benefits


List of benefits for BFB include tenant attraction and retention, cost savings, corporate social responsibility, awards and recognition, and innovative design Blue quote box that says HUB performed bikeability assessments on our rental buildings and also helped us review some designs for new end of trip facilities in another development, and we could not be happier with the results or the process. HUB was very professional and gave us great insights based on their deep expertise and experience in cycling issues and design.





















The Assessment Process

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This Bike Friendly Building Certification and report provides comprehensive analysis and recommendations regarding all aspects of how a site facilitates and promotes cycling as a transportation option for building occupants and visitors.  HUB Cycling provides information and guidance about how to make cycling a welcoming and rewarding way for building users to come and go, and how to ensure that cycling facilities are ready for the ongoing evolution of cycling and multi-modal transportation in years to come.



Step 1: Initiate

HUB Cycling's team of professional planners and cycling experts will meet with clients to discuss the scope of work and provide a quote for either certification, ongoing consulting or both. 

Step 2: Gather Data

HUB Bike Friendly Building Specialists gather initial data and prepare an assessment framework based on client needs.

Step 3: Site Visit & Plan Review

Specialists conduct an on-site, targeted, points-based assessment of your building's cycling facilities, connections, communications, incentives, and culture. If your project is in the design phase, experts will review all available site plans. 

Step 4: Analysis & Scoring

The HUB analysis uses bylaws, industry best practices and guidelines to assess the site for ease of access, quality and quantity of short and long term bike storage, wayfinding, cycling friendly policies and more. 

The assessment results in a score, with digital badges provided for bronze to platinum achievements. 

Step 5: Final Report & Recommendations 

Clients receive recommendations for score improvement, a resource guide outlining best practices, and a profile in HUB's Bike Awards event.

Many clients retain HUB Cycling's services for ongoing improvements.


Not ready for a full certification? HUB Cycling offers hourly consulting services to provide expertise working with engineers, architects and other professionals in the rezoning and development application process and can provoide ongoing design consultation. 


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Our Work


Bike Friendly Building Clients Across Metro Vancouver:





Case Studies


Our recent Bike Friendly Building Consulting Service clients include QuadReal Property Group, the Hudson Bay Company, Concert Properties, the New St Paul's Hospital, Wesbild Holdings, Boffo Developments, Hudson Pacific Properties, the New Westminster School District, and Park Royal Developments.


Harbourside Case Study with image of proposed development that has three buildings

Marine Landing Case Study with image of proposed development that has two buildings

Bentall Center Case Study with image of proposed development that has one tall building


What Our Clients Say


" HUB Cycling has been a valued local partner, helping us create positive cycling experiences for Bentall Centre tenants and visitors." 

- Chuck We, Senior Vice President, Western Canada at Hudson Pacific Properties

" Regarding Harbourside Development by Concert Properties:  “The applicant hired HUB Cycling to provide a third-party review of the proposed facilities. This proposal represents good planning and is in line with the (City of North Vancouver) Official Community Plan. Council members unanimously approved Concert’s application. "

-City of North Vancouver November 2020 Staff Report to Council


"Your team has been great to work with, and helped make our project better!" 

-Rob Davidson, Vice President - Product and Planning, Wesbild Holdings


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