Tag Archives: Cycling in Vancouver

Pedestrians & Cyclists Contribute To Vancouver’s Downtown Businesses

The ECOreport looks at a report from British Columbia, Pedestrians & cyclists contribute to Vancouver’s downtown businesses.

By Roy L Hales

Contrary to what some urban business owners expected, the global shift to alternate transportation has not adversely effected their  revenue streams. A study from Portland, Oregon, found that “cyclists spent less than drivers on grocery trips, but more at restaurants, bars, and convenience stores.” The average pedestrian or cyclist in Manhattan’s East Village spends $15 to $20 more per month.  A University of Melbourne report pointed out (pp 38, 39) that as six bikes fit into one car park, car drivers need to spend six times as much as cyclists to produce the same economic benefit. A new report shows the transition taking place in British Columbia, where pedestrians & cyclists contribute to Vancouver’s downtown businesses. 

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Vancouver’s Second Annual Bike The Night Ride

The ECOreport reposts a public announcement, Vancouver’s Second Annual Bike The Night Ride

Press release from HUB Cycling

Today Councillor Heather Deal became one of the first people to sign up for HUB Cycling’s Bike the Night event, which will see more than 5,000 take to the streets of Vancouver on a fun evening ride.
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UnGapTheMap Of Metro Vancouver’s Cycling Network

The ECOreport reposts an appeal to improve the cycling infrastructure, UnGapTheMap of Metro Vancouver’s cycling network

Press Release from HUB Cycling

HUB Cycling behind Bike to Work Week, has launched a new video to raise awareness of their campaign to make cycling safer and more connected for everyone in Metro Vancouver.

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HUB’s 2016 Fall Bike to Work Week

The ECOreport reposts news from Vancouver BC, HUB’s 2016 Fall Bike to Work Week

Originally Published on HUB News

Vancouver, BC (Nov 3, 2016): Last week over 5,799 people registered online for HUB’s Fall Bike to Work Week, with thousands more stopping to enjoy prize draws, free tune-ups, coffee and snacks at 51 free events across Metro Vancouver. Participants also were entered to win a trip for 2 to Amsterdam on KLM.

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Vancouver’s Protected Bike Lanes

The ECOreport reposts an update from Streetfilm, Vancouver’s Protected Bike Lanes

Originally Published on Streetfilms

by Clarence Eckerson Jr.

In 2012, the Vancouver City Council set an ambitious goal to reach a bicycle mode share of 7 percent of all trips by 2020. The city proceeded to hit the mark in 2015, five years ahead of schedule!

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Vancouver’s Bike Share Passes 100,000 Rides

The ECOreport reposts news that, after three month in operation, Vancouver’s Bike Share Passes 100,000 Rides

Originally Published on the City of Vancouver

“With 50% of trips in Vancouver made by walking, cycling and transit, Mobi is being used just as we expected – for short, one-way trips that make our active transportation network more convenient and fun,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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2015/16: A Milestone Year For Vancouver

The ECOreport reposts an announcement of goals achieved, a milestone year for Vancouver

Press release from the Mayor of Vancouver

This has been a milestone year for Vancouver becoming the greenest in the world by 2020, through our Greenest City Action Plan. In 2016, we’ve achieved:
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Vancouver’s Record-Breaking Bike to Work & School Week

The ECOreport news of Vancouver’s Record-Breaking Bike to Work & School Week

Press Release from HUB Cycling

Vancouver, BC (June 8, 2016): Street-side celebrations, free tune-ups and snacks, and prizes marked HUB Bike to Work and Bike to School week events, as thousands of Metro Vancouver commuters and school-age children took to their bikes last week.

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Bicycles Triumphed Over Cars And Transit

The ECOreport looks at how bicycles triumphed over Cars and transit in Vancouver’s Share the Road Challenge

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Vancouver just held its’ Eighth Annual Share the Road Challenge. There were 13 teams, each composed of someone driving a car, someone with a bike and someone using transit. They started from different locations throughout Vancouver and North Vancouver, anywhere from 2.4 to 10.4 kilometres from the finish line at the downtown London Drugs. The distance did not matter, as long as each team started from the same point, because this was a race to see which form of transportation moved through rush hour traffic faster. This was the first year in which all the bicycles triumphed over cars and transit .

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Vancouver Challenging Portland As North America’s #1 Biking City

The ECOreport looks into the possibility Vancouver surpasses Portland As North America’s #1 biking city

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMPortland has long been been North America’s #1 bike-friendly city. According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, 7.2% of “commuters go by bike.” That figure is taken from the 2014 census, which also shows the closest U.S. competitors as Minneapolis (4.6%), San Francisco (4.4%) and Seattle (3.7%). Now a new report shows Vancouver challenging Portland as North America’s #1 biking city.

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