Cycling Advocacy


Cycling Advocacy at UBC

The Bike Co-op engages in advocacy both at UBC and in the City of Vancouver at large to help improve policies and infrastructure for cycling, and generally make the world a better place for bikes!  We participate in public hearings, stakeholder workshops and write letters to officials voicing our concern or offering support on projects that affect cyclists on campus and in the wider community.

Check out our review of the City of Vancouver’s 5 year bike plan here.

Causes & Projects We Have Supported

Support for the Point Grey / Cornwall Greenway project

Safety improvements to the Stanley Park Causeway

Support for the Adanac Upgrades project

Support for the Bike Pumps installed by the City in 2013

Call for participation in the BC Cycling Coalition Bike to Vote Campaign

Vancouver Cycling Advocacy Groups

 

Become an Advocate!

It doesn't take much!

We are always on the lookout for ways to improve cycling in the community. If on your travels you spot some confusing or dangerous infrastructure (lack of signs, poor markings, dangerous intersections etc.) let us know – send a description of the issue and we will notify the correct authority or department.

If you have questions about your rights as a cyclist, City of Vancouver bylaws or how to ride safely on the road, feel free to contact us by email or phone [(604) 822-BIKE] and we’d be happy to give you information to help you learn more.

You can also join our advocacy meetings, and in fact we strongly encourage you to do so! They happen every other Tuesday, from 5pm to 6pm at the Bike Kitchen.

Relevant Contacts

If you feel strongly about a cycling or transportation related issue, and you have done your research in regards to the problem at hand, we encourage you to express your concerns directly to the authorities. 

Below you will find a list of contacts we often use in order to advocate for changes and improvements - hopefully you will find them useful too!

City of Vancouver 

UBC Transportation Planning

MOTI

Point Grey MLA

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