This came recently from our highly effective local non-profit, HUB Cycling. It’s a good way to help Arno’s work to continue and to double the impact of your donation.Read more »
Arno Schortinghuis has passed away, and many people feel deep sadness today. He’s gone now, but his kindness, even disposition, dedication, lack of pretention, twinkle-eyed sense of humour, his open nature and deep knowledge — all live on in us, our memories and the things we’ve learned.
He was a champion for expanding choices in transportation, and in particular the creation of safe and effective infrastructure for those who choose to travel by bicycle. He could be found in boardrooms, meeting rooms, open house events and online — taking on the issues and providing cogent, well-thought-out opinion.Read more »
HERE‘s another terrific job being done by HUB, the cycling advocacy group, on behalf of its members and all people who ride bikes in Metro Vancouver.
The stakes in this election are a bit higher than 2014, with one Vancouver mayoral candidate openly declaring hostility towards safe and effective infrastructure for people riding bikes.Read more »
It’s a newer generation of bike-share tech that doesn’t require a fixed dock. The security, electronics and communications are self-contained. The bikes are meant to be dropped at existing racks, or at specified drop zones around the campus.Read more »
A few pix from a rapidly-growing event: HUB’s Bike the Night. Aside from being highly social and fun, it’s a way to introduce people to riding outside their comfort zone. Families, goofy hats and blinking bikes make it all the more fun.
The sponsor list is impressive: MEC; Translink; LaFarge; Richards, Buell, Sutton; YVR Airport Authority; and many more. From this, you can get an impression of big community support for people riding bikes. The attendees alone could go a long way towards putting bike-friendly candidates into the Mayor’s office and city council in the upcoming 2018 Vancouver civic election.Read more »
After a Vancouver civic election mayoral candidates meeting, we have a much clearer picture of where some candidates fall on the pro-bike spectrum.
The meeting was hosted by the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners’ Association.
Good old bike lanes raised an emotionally-charged anti-bike audience response among the invitees from Shaughnessy Heights. As usual, this showed how the very concept of the bicycle as a legitimate mode of transportation is threatening to those with a deeply entrenched motordom-at-any-cost worldview. And so provides now-rancid red meat for cynical politicians to throw to this shrinking base.Read more »
I’m hoping for the best for my favourite (“Guard Bird”), but there are merits in practicality and aesthetics to all of the finalists.
Of 450 submissions, 30 shortlisted designs, and much deliberation, a jury panel has narrowed down the final 6 designs to be prototyped and available for testing!
Visit them and vote at:
Monday, August 13, 3pm to 7pm
Adanac and Vernon Plaza
Tuesday, August 14, 3pm to 7pm
Arbutus Greenway and 10th Ave
Wednesday, August 15, 3pm to 7pm
800 Robson St
Thursday, August 16, 11am to 2pm
Helena Gutteridge Plaza in front of City Hall
Mobi by Shaw Go (Vancouver’s bike share system) has reached a new milestone — a 3-ride-per-bike, per-day average (well, 2.99 to be precise) on July 23, 2018, followed by 3.00 on July 24.
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Yesterday there were approximately 4166 Mobi trips. That’s the most this year!
Active stations: 151, Active bikes: 1393, Most used station: Stanley Park – Information Booth, Least used station: Britannia Parking Lot