Current bike lane pilot projects
We are working to provide a complete District-wide cycling network that is safe and efficient for people who use bikes for everyday transportation or leisure, guided by our Official Community Plan (OCP) and our Transportation Plan.
The OCP envisions that by 2030, 35% of trips in the District will be made by bike, on foot, or by public transit.
Bike lanes currently being installed
Here are current infrastructure projects where budget has been available to include bike lane improvements.
Lynn Valley Road northeast (uphill)
We are installing a bike lane along Lynn Valley Road, between Mountain Highway and Kilmer Road in the northeast direction (uphill). This work will be completed and bike lanes opened in summer 2020.
Impacts of this lane
The bike lane pilot will be in the uphill direction only, with on-street parking maintained on the north side of Lynn Valley Road between Mountain Highway and Kilmer Road.
About this pilot
Street parking on Lynn Valley Road between Mountain Highway and Kilmer Road is consistently underused. Even during peak times, there is always enough parking.
This bike lane is an important step in implementing key recommendations from the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP) and our other growth plans including our OCP, Transportation Plan, and Master Bicycle Plan.
This diagram shows how Lynn Valley Road will be reconfigured to include the bike lane.
This graphic shows how Lynn Valley Road will be reconfigured to allow for the new bike lane between Mountain Highway and Kilmer Road.
How we prioritize cycling infrastructure
Installing large stretches of bike lanes at one time is not feasible, given the realities of municipal budgets and resources.
Instead, we evaluate all upcoming road improvement projects — both large and small — looking for opportunities to include new bike infrastructure where individual project budgets allow (the bike lanes on and around the new Keith Road and Montroyal bridges are examples of this approach).
Because of the project-by-project approach we take to building bike lanes, new lanes don't always connect to existing lanes, nor do they always lead to our most popular destinations.
While this may be true in the short term, over time, these individual sections will begin to knit together into a complete system, as we continue including lanes in our infrastructure and road improvement projects.