Bike BC

Information on projects supporting biking in BC, our Cycling Policy and maintaining the province’s cycling legislation. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provides cycling improvements on provincial infrastructure through our major projects, such as the Gateway Program, and through the ministry’s day-to-day operations, by way of our maintenance contractors. The ministry also assists with other funding programs that can invest in cycling infrastructure.

Shouldering for Safety – Making Highway 16 Safer For Cyclists

It’s becoming a lot more common these days to see cyclists on the road, and it’s easy to see why. Cycling is a convenient, healthy and relatively inexpensive way to get around. And with more people taking to the road on their bikes, we’re doing what we can to make things better for them. Take Highway 16 between Telkwa and Smithers for example. It’s a 15 kilometre stretch of road, which sees quite a bit of commuter traffic as...

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Fast Forward to Cyclist Enhancements on UBCO Route

Fast Forward to Cyclist Enhancements on UBCO Route

Just because Bike to Work Week is over does not mean that we have forgotten about cyclists and other types of traffic in our transit planning. Our dedication to highway safety is not limited to motorists. Cyclists and pedestrians are high on our list of important people to please. Cyclists commuting to UBC in Kelowna will soon have safer access to their campus on a new multi-use pathway and bridge. Route enhancements will be jointly funded by the Province...

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Highway 101 is Making Room for Cyclists

Highway 101 is Making Room for Cyclists

The small communities of Sechelt and Davis Bay are nestled along the Sunshine Coast on Highway 101. The fair weather and beautiful scenery along this route encourage many residents and tourists to travel by bicycle. To support that interest, we have recently widened a popular portion of the highway to allow cyclists to commute in safety, while sharing the road with motorists. As an added bonus, the wider shoulders benefit transit users too, making it easier for them to...

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Buffered Bike Lanes Make Cyclist Commuting a Joyride

Buffered Bike Lanes Make Cyclist Commuting a Joyride

We all know that riding your bike is a good thing. It helps your health, your pocket book and the environment. So, what stops you from choosing your bike on a daily basis? Some of you may say it’s the weather, while others may say it’s the challenge of commuting with cars. A recent grant from The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Bike BC Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program – has helped the District of North Vancouver to install a...

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Commuter Challenge – Welcome to the Main Event

Commuter Challenge – Welcome to the Main Event

In this corner, the reigning champion, weighing in at a whopping 4,000 pounds, the car! In the other corner, weighing in at a mere at 25 pounds, he’s quiet and unassuming, but don’t let his humble character fool you. The bicycle may be small, but he’s hungry to win. Ladies and gentlemen, this promises to be a real fight to the finish. As a launch into Bike to Work Week, Victoria cyclists and motorists faced off in the annual...

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Bike to Work Week May 30 – June 5, 2011

British Columbians are encouraged to get on a bike and go green, May 30 – June 5, for the 17th annual Bike to Work Week. Since 2001, the Province has invested more than $133 million in cycling infrastructure, creating new bicycle lanes and trails in over 75 communities.  

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Bike to Work Week – Get on Your Bike and Ride

Bike to Work Week – Get on Your Bike and Ride

Two-wheeled commuters will be cycling to work May 30 to June 5, across British Columbia. Bike to Work Week is an annual event, led by a non-profit group, which encourages and promotes cycling as an alternate form of transportation. This year, more than 22 communities are involved, from Prince Rupert to Penticton. In each community, teams have been forming to track participation, celebrate cycling and spread the word about the benefits of bicycling. Prizes and fun are part of...

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Make Way for Earth Day

Greener Options to Travel

On April 22nd, people from all over the world will celebrate Earth Day. And in honour of the event, we want to highlight some of the things we’re doing that help the province reduce their carbon footprint. A focus on the environment might not be the first thing you associate with a transportation ministry. After all; we’re just about building roads and working to make our highways safe, right? Well, yes, we do those things, but we are also...

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