Helpful Information About Cycling in Metro Vancouver
Maps & Route Planning
Route planning has a HUGE impact on safety! Plan ahead.
- Route planning best practices
- Vancouver Bike Route Planner
- Metro Vancouver Bike Maps by Municipality
- Google Maps route planning
- Cycling in Vancouver
- Metro Vancouver Maps (TransLink)
- Bike to Transit
- Cowlines - multimodal trip planning App
- Let's Go Biking (Easy rides around Metro Van for all ages and abilities)
Insurance & Theft
Be prepared in case of an incident on your bike, or when encountering a dangerous situation on a bike route.
Buying a Bike
Resources to help you decide which bike makes sense for you - cargo, road, hybrid, or city/commuter.
Cycling Safety & Tips
Our Streetwise program includes a variety of public courses to reach people with different skill and experience levels. Sign up today!
- Cycling Courses
- Newcomers Guide to Cycling
- Year Round Cycling
- 10 Cycling Safety Tips
- BikeSense: A Guide on Cycling Laws and Safety in BC
- Carrying Stuff on your Bike
- Cycling in the Rain
- BIKESAFE with Mobi by Shaw Go
- Cycling with Families: SpokesMama Blog, Portland Family Biking Guide
- Metro Vancouver Cyclist's Handbook: English, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean and Punjabi
Local cycling groups meet regularly to discuss cycling issues. You are welcome to join!
Issues & Improvements
Help maintain cycling infrastructure by reporting potholes and unsafe street conditions or to request improvements. Or get involved in a HUB Local Committee and help us write letters, attend meetings and consultations.
Bike Friendly Business
Bike Friendly Businesses are workplaces that employees enjoy commuting to by bicycle and where they feel supported to meet their health and wellness goals.
- Workplace Cycling Workshops
- Bike Friendly Business Solutions
- Bike Friendly Business Certification
- Workplace Cycling Incentives Resource Guide
- Not Just Bike Racks: End of Trip Cycling Amenities
- Marketing to People Cycling Guide
- Bikes & Business - What are the Benefits?
- Active Transportation Design
- Success Stories
- Bike Friendly Business Blog
- VIDEO: Building Workforce Vitality Through Cycling
Bike Research & Data
- State of Cycling in Metro Vancouver
- HUB Cycling Amenities - Informing Design for End of Trip Cycling Amenities in Vancouver.
- Cycling in Cities Research Program (UBC)
- Safety Evidence for Bicycling (UBC)
- The Economics of Bike Parking (White Paper, Urban Racks)
- Value for Money: An Economic Assessment of Investment in Walking and Cycling (Dr. Adrian Davis)
- Cycling Research (McGill University)
- Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (Portland State University)
- Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank (University of Toronto)
- AARP Livable Communities
- A Manual for the Design of Active Transportation