Cycling and Older Buildings

A person cycling stops to look at Vancouver's building landscape.

Cycling and Older Buildings: Exploring the Impacts of Outdated Building Design on Access to Cycling

 

HUB Cycling is pleased to announce our release of Cycling and Older Buildings: Exploring the Impacts of Outdated Building Design on Access to Cycling, vital research into an issue that limits access to cycling to many people living and working in our urban region. This project was the outcome of broad financial support and collaboration with multiple private and public sector organizations, which all shared an interest in seeking solutions to the issue.

 As Metro Vancouver becomes a top urban region for cycling as a healthy, environmentally-friendly form of transportation, Cycling and Older Buildings: Exploring the Impacts of Outdated Building Design on Access to Cycling is pioneering research that shines a light on the role of older buildings in limiting equitable access to cycling. HUB Cycling’s goal is to inform all stakeholders and to encourage positive policies and best practice responses. 

 

Read the Press Release

View and Download "At a Glance" Research Overview

View and Download the Cycling and Older Buildings Report

 

 

The Research Team:

The Research Team for this project is a collaboration between HUB Cycling and the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology and Centre for Sport and Sustainability (CSS). HUB Cycling’s specialized staff team completed quantitative and geographic research regarding cycling in the Metro Vancouver region. The UBC team was composed of senior Kinesiology students with a research interest in cycling and equity, with academic support of UBC faculty.  They designed and completed all the qualitative research that was core to the project.

 

HUB Cycling Thanks our Project Funders and In-Kind Contributors:A bike sits outside on a second floor balcony of an older apartment building.

  • Real Estate Foundation of BC
  • QuadReal Property Group
  • Mitacs Accelerate Internship Program
  • Concert Properties
  • Urban Racks
  • Bunt Engineering
  • The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association
  • HCMA Architects

 

A logo slurry with the following logos of funders including, the Real Estate Foundation, Mitacs, Urban Racks, bunt & associates, Downtown Vancouver BIA, Concert Properties, and QuadReal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Also to the Many Project Collaborators, Advisors, and Informants:

  • Atira Building Management
  • BC Housing
  • Concert Properties
  • Landlord BC
  • Metro Vancouver
  • QuadReal Property Group
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC
  • The Building Owners and Managers Association of BC
  • The City of Vancouver
  • The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association
  • TransLink
  • Vancouver Coastal Health

 

Would you attend a webinar on Cycling Equity and Older Buildings? Express your interest below!