GVCC's ride through Vancouver

A bike ride through Vancouver's new and old bike infrastructure

  1. @CityofVancouver showing how to build a bike cut-through right. Wide, clear bike & walk space (at Oak St and 7th Ave) #yyjbike https://t.co/dvPzBQItSA
    @CityofVancouver showing how to build a bike cut-through right. Wide, clear bike & walk space (at Oak St and 7th Ave) #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/dvPzBQItSA
  2. @CityofVancouver Our Policy & Infra chair @Burgundavia is in Vancouver all weekend, follow along as we tweet out pictures of Vancouver's great bike infra
  3. Vancouver has a great wayfinding system built right into the street signs #yyjbike https://t.co/uXrvzmuxwo
    Vancouver has a great wayfinding system built right into the street signs #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/uXrvzmuxwo
  4. Even their road closed signs acknowledge that bikes are users of the roads too #yyjbike https://t.co/Yr49JR76sW
    Even their road closed signs acknowledge that bikes are users of the roads too #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/Yr49JR76sW
  5. All the bikeways are signed for 30, but in practice signs alone don't make them AAA #yyjbike https://t.co/hDMYF8FbV4
    All the bikeways are signed for 30, but in practice signs alone don't make them AAA #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/hDMYF8FbV4
  6. Lots of small spot improvements to lower the number of cars using the greenways, some of which are new #yyjbike https://t.co/vMuB5S9FJG
    Lots of small spot improvements to lower the number of cars using the greenways, some of which are new #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/vMuB5S9FJG
  7. The new "temporary" Arbutus Greenway already has better crossings than most trails #yyjbike https://t.co/8P1DuFJgzX
    The new "temporary" Arbutus Greenway already has better crossings than most trails #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/8P1DuFJgzX
  8. With major road crossings having Yield to Bike signs & may use crosswalk #yyjbike https://t.co/RWUtTcq7b3
    With major road crossings having Yield to Bike signs & may use crosswalk #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/RWUtTcq7b3
  9. And the beginnings of separation of walking & biking on what is already a busy trail #yyjbike https://t.co/1iTmE8wgS3
    And the beginnings of separation of walking & biking on what is already a busy trail #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/1iTmE8wgS3
  10. And some completely new crossings of major roads (this is Burrard). Some drivers clearly are still adjusting #yyjbike https://t.co/Knc9LlsaMF
    And some completely new crossings of major roads (this is Burrard). Some drivers clearly are still adjusting #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/Knc9LlsaMF
  11. Connecting Arbutus Greenway to street network are new protected bike lanes (planned before the purchase, but form perfect link) #yyjbike https://t.co/N2JVqdEwLe
    Connecting Arbutus Greenway to street network are new protected bike lanes (planned before the purchase, but form perfect link) #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/N2JVqdEwLe
  12. Although some portions of Greenway are still car lots, reminiscent of the Goose years ago #yyjbike https://t.co/sGcoaScgC4
    Although some portions of Greenway are still car lots, reminiscent of the Goose years ago #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/sGcoaScgC4
  13. Tweeting paused for lunch break at Granville Island - will soon be connected w Arbutus Greenway, offering AAA route from most of Vancouver
  14. And we're back! Lunch (and donut) consumed, now some km to burn it off
  15. First up: seawall reconstruction, including better separating walking & biking means detours https://t.co/wBh8WQGwb8
    First up: seawall reconstruction, including better separating walking & biking means detours pic.twitter.com/wBh8WQGwb8
  16. Repaving & adding separation takes time & a slightly less attractive walk or bike for now https://t.co/JgYADWiqa8
    Repaving & adding separation takes time & a slightly less attractive walk or bike for now pic.twitter.com/JgYADWiqa8
  17. And a new section of bus & bike only street, although scofflaw drivers are sometimes seen #yyjbike https://t.co/mb0wHg4Afg
    And a new section of bus & bike only street, although scofflaw drivers are sometimes seen #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/mb0wHg4Afg
  18. Back toward the Burrard Bridge, the north-bound lane isn't yet protected or even complete from Arbutus Greenway to the bridge #yyjbike https://t.co/95mPvmprL5
    Back toward the Burrard Bridge, the north-bound lane isn't yet protected or even complete from Arbutus Greenway to the bridge #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/95mPvmprL5
  19. Ar south end, one of the only fully-protected intersections in North America, allowing even left-turns wo interacting with cars #yyjbike https://t.co/izobbasVvh
    Ar south end, one of the only fully-protected intersections in North America, allowing even left-turns wo interacting with cars #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/izobbasVvh
  20. Even in Vancouver, sometimes the bike lane just ends, forcing bike riders to share #yyjbike https://t.co/GARIdUwRCg
    Even in Vancouver, sometimes the bike lane just ends, forcing bike riders to share #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/GARIdUwRCg
  21. But because this is Vancouver, construction means moving the protected bike lane, not forcing bike riders into traffic #yyjbike https://t.co/GXyEyoJwVv
    But because this is Vancouver, construction means moving the protected bike lane, not forcing bike riders into traffic #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/GXyEyoJwVv
  22. This took years of advocates asking for this but yes, now happens in major City projects: acknowledging hierarchy of peds then bikes/skaters  https://twitter.com/GVCC/status/853714117495988224 
  23. At north end, new protected bike lanes on west & north legs nearly complete, eventually to form partially protected intersection #yyjbike https://t.co/DVOcNIlzCb
    At north end, new protected bike lanes on west & north legs nearly complete, eventually to form partially protected intersection #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/DVOcNIlzCb
  24. On Pacific, new sidewalk-level bike lane separated w grass or very shallow sloped grade to keep walking & biking separated safely #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/zl91tFJq9x
  25. We'd love to this adopted elsewhere - most current designs defacto shared trails, unsafe w high volumes of bikes or walkers #yyjbike
  26. Looking east, same design, this time built over remains of a slip lane #yyjbike https://t.co/RzIdInp8Ss
    Looking east, same design, this time built over remains of a slip lane #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/RzIdInp8Ss
  27. Removing slip lanes or channel lanes is becoming popular in N America now. Much safer having drivers come up to light and make hard turns. 👍  https://twitter.com/GVCC/status/853718158833729536 
  28. @GVCC That particular former slip lane had a high # of vehicle-vehicle rear enders as drivers had to watch for peds, bicyclists, other cars, etc.
  29. And looking south over the Burrard Bridge, the beginnings on a protected intersection #yyjbike https://t.co/3UrDBn7mSo
    And looking south over the Burrard Bridge, the beginnings on a protected intersection #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/3UrDBn7mSo
  30. .@Musettecaffe Further north, the Comox-Helmcken Greenway jogs one block on Burrard & this short lane + light provide a AAA connection #yyjbike https://t.co/xJhKStHNCA
    .@Musettecaffe Further north, the Comox-Helmcken Greenway jogs one block on Burrard & this short lane + light provide a AAA connection #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/xJhKStHNCA
  31. .@Musettecaffe While one block east, old-style (and much less comfortable) left turn boxes at intersection of Comox-Helmcken & Hornby bike lane #yyjbike https://t.co/FtJxW0BEWf
    .@Musettecaffe While one block east, old-style (and much less comfortable) left turn boxes at intersection of Comox-Helmcken & Hornby bike lane #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/FtJxW0BEWf
  32. At intersection of Hornby & Dunsmuir lanes, new concrete added a few years ago to provide some protection for left turning bikes #yyjbike https://t.co/kWCgZGlF4y
    At intersection of Hornby & Dunsmuir lanes, new concrete added a few years ago to provide some protection for left turning bikes #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/kWCgZGlF4y
  33. Note laneway crossing design. Concrete narrows entrance to slow vehicle drivers down. Contrast w Pandora w overly wide driveways #yyjbike https://t.co/idR0GcqJ0R
    Note laneway crossing design. Concrete narrows entrance to slow vehicle drivers down. Contrast w Pandora w overly wide driveways #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/idR0GcqJ0R
  34. Contrast bike box location - old-style behind x-walk, new in front. Pandora unfortunately uses old-style, we asked for new style #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/WjNGY9qSyW
  35. One of the newest protected bike lanes downtown on Beatty St. Were built quickly & cheaply for Mobi launch #yyjbike https://t.co/MvEBtk5l5D
    One of the newest protected bike lanes downtown on Beatty St. Were built quickly & cheaply for Mobi launch #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/MvEBtk5l5D
  36. Another new bike lane, Smithe St. Note the mixing zones. Vancouver doesn't consider these AAA because of them #yyjbike https://t.co/9PNE893Mop
    Another new bike lane, Smithe St. Note the mixing zones. Vancouver doesn't consider these AAA because of them #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/9PNE893Mop
  37. Sometimes quick & cheap means compromise - end of new lane on Nelson St funnels people onto Granville Bridge into shared lane #yyjbike https://t.co/4eAWXOxXB5
    Sometimes quick & cheap means compromise - end of new lane on Nelson St funnels people onto Granville Bridge into shared lane #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/4eAWXOxXB5
  38. @GVCC Correction: Cambie Bridge. Bicyclists told to cross, go one more block, & use switchback to get on ped/bike shared path/sidewalk on bridge.
  39. @GVCC Your comments/photo are valid and true. It's incomplete and unclear (most bicyclists don't take the travel lane (with cars) on this bridge.
  40. And one last tweet - Richards bike lane, which was inexpensively protected a few years ago by flipping the parking & the bike lane #yyjbike https://t.co/WWqq7S1XBQ
    And one last tweet - Richards bike lane, which was inexpensively protected a few years ago by flipping the parking & the bike lane #yyjbike pic.twitter.com/WWqq7S1XBQ