VanCityBikeWatch provides a visual representation of the Lower Mainland’s bike scene by aggregating reports from the public and volunteers. These reports enable us to provide geo-location of bike shops, stolen bikes and road hazards.
TransLink provides bike lockers at many SkyTrain stations and Park and Ride locations for monthly rental. Contact the supplier directly for more information, or to rent a locker.
For more info and registration visit the City of Vancouver website.
You can take your bike almost everywhere with you: on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express. So whether you’re commuting to work, or just want to cycle around Stanley Park and then bus it back home, transit can help you, and your bike, go further. for more information go to TransLink Rider Guide.
VANCOUVER SEPARATED BIKE LANES
Separated bicycle lanes are dedicated bike lanes where concrete medians and planters, bicycle parking corrals, or vehicle parking lanes, act as dividers between vehicle traffic and cyclists.
This increases feelings of safety and comfort, which makes cycling an attractive commuting option for those who are not used to riding their bikes regularly.
When pedestrians know that cyclists won’t be using the sidewalks, pedestrians experience greater feelings of comfort when walking.
CYCLE SAFETY & ROAD RULES
- Always come to a full stop at stop signs. Not stopping is illegal under BC’s Motor Vehicle Act, and you can be fined $167. Watch the above video to learn more
- Never assume that another cyclist, driver, or pedestrian sees you. Make eye contact with other road users
- Take care when cycling past parked cars to leave enough space for drivers and passengers to open car doors
- Cycle in traffic safely and predictably. Signal before turning, and learn the skills needed to control your bike
- Yield to pedestrians crossing the street, and to buses when they are leaving a stop
- Do not ride on sidewalks or crosswalks unless signs posted allow you to. Walk your bicycle on a sidewalk or a crosswalk
- Maintain your bike in good working order. Equip it with a warning bell and use front and rear lights on your bicycle after dark, as required by law
- Helmets must be worn according to Provincial Law, and safety vests or reflective clothing are recommended. Do not wear headphones that cover both ears
- Take extra care when it’s wet because it will take longer for your brakes to grip and stop your bike
- Check out Bike Sense, a comprehensive BC guide to operating a bike in traffic.