Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
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). We anticipate work will start in mid-2021 after public engagement with the community is complete.
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.