Cycle Planning Resources on the Toolkit

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BC Climate Action Toolkit

Fri, 07/27/2012

 

Could you use more resources to improve your community’s cycle planning? The BC Climate Action Toolkit has compiled the latest in cycling planning and implementation tools, guides and examples to increase your capacity.

Planning & Implementation 

The enduring benefit of multi-modal transport systems is not only reduced carbon emissions. By accommodating and encouraging a choice of transportation modes, local governments can also reduce spending on transportation infrastructure, contribute to more vibrant streets and a healthier population, become more energy resilient, improve the environment and reduce traffic congestion.

Cycling is a key part of transportation planning. Read more under the ‘HOW’ tab of the Transportation Planning and Implementation Tool

Cycle Planning Examples Around BC

  • City of Vancouver has more than 450 lane-kilometers of bicycle network and some separated bike lanes downtown: 
  • Kimberley and Cranbrook successfully completed The NorthStar Rails to Trails - a joint active transportation route between their two communities that is a safe commuting option.
  • Kelowna put emphasis on sustainable modes of transportation including cycling in the Infrastructure section of their OCP as well added bike network data to GIS system and provided info to Google for cycling trip planner: http://www.smarttrips.ca/CM/Page3742.aspx
  • Coquitlam Prepared Zoning Bylaw amendment to required City wide bike parking requirements for new developments
  • Terrace Completed cycling signage implementation - marking all bike route lanes developed through their Active Transportation Plan
  • Prince George City Council approved the Prince George Active Transportation Plan to guide the development of a continuous, safe and enjoyable Active Transportation Network incorporating policies and standards from existing plans such as the Cycle Network Plan
  • Grand Forks has created A Bicycle Network Plan several km of multi-purpose paths to connect existing paths, the city centre and the Trans Canada Trail. 
  • CRD Youth Cycling Education encourages youth to choose cycling as a main transportation model

Guides on the Toolkit

Training

Sticks, Carrots, and Tambourines: Actively Learning from Copenhagen's Transport Success Copenhagen's Bike Program manager transports new ideas to BC in this public lecture at SFU. Andreas Røhl manages Copenhagen's Bicycle Program and recently joined Urban Systems Ltd. for a temporary term in their Metro Vancouver office. He is participating in a range of active transportation projects throughout Western Canada, including the development of an Active Transportation Master Plan for the City of Vancouver.

Programs

Bike BC is one of the largest investments the Province has ever made in building and improving cycling infrastructure in communities across the province. This will enhance cycling as an option for people to commute, run errands or spend their leisure time.