Category Archives: Bicycles

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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Bicycles Once Again Triumphed In Vancouver’s Annual Rush Hour Challenge

The ECOreport  Bicycles once again triumphant in Vancouver’s annual Rush Hour Challenge

By Roy L Hales

Bicycles have dominated Vancouver’s Rush Hour Challenge ever since the event began,  in 2009.  According to statistics from HUB Cycling, bikes came in first 73.3% of the time, while cars have been first 16% and transit 11% of the time. This year, bicycles once again triumphed in Vancouver’s Annual Rush Hour Challenge.1

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  1. formerly known as Vancouver’s Share the Road Challenge

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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Ford Takes Over San Francisco Bike Share

The ECOreporet reposts news from California,  Ford Takes Over San Francisco Bike Share

Bikocity via Clean Technica

By James Ayre

San Francisco’s Bay Area Bike Share program will be renamed Ford GoBike in early 2017, as part of a new partnership between the operating firm Motivate and Ford Motor Company.

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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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Metro Bike Share Reaches Port Of Los Angeles

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Metro Bike Share Reaches Port Of Los Angeles

Editor’s note: Los Angeles’ Metro bike share pilot is expanding and similar programs are now going in to Venice, Pasadena, and the Port of Los Angeles

Press release from the city of Los Angeles

by Port of Los Angeles on October 25, 2016

Getting from place to place along the LA Waterfront is about to get a little easier – and a lot more fun.

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Seattle’s Westlake Bikeway

The ECOreport reposts a story of Washington state’s cycling infrastructure, Seattle’s Westlake Bikeway

Originally Published on Streetfilms

by Clarence Eckerson Jr.

It has been over ten contested years since Seattle advocates and bike riders have wanted a safe and efficient bike route on Westlake Avenue, a much-needed integral link in the bike network. I’ve visited myself in 1999, 2006, 2008 and 2011, each time having to either ride the dangerous speedway on Westlake or navigate thru the annoyingly clustered parking lots that comprise the slower alternate route. For a long time many plans were put on hold due to objections by businesses and entities along the waterfront that needed access.

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Malmö’s 7-Story Bicycle House

The ECOreport reposts a cyling story from Sweden, Malmö’s 7-Story Bicycle House

Originally Published on Streetfilms

While I was on my recent Copenhagen swing (see those four Streetfilms here ) I had enough time to take a jaunt to Malmö, Sweden to meet up with bike advocate Jennie Fasth who said she was going to take me on a “calm bicycle tour” to see the city. I had no knowledge of what was on her agenda, but she certainly didn’t disappoint me. We saw a lot of neat bike stuff, the city and talked to a few residents.

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