The Vancouver bike lane map shows all the bike routes of Vancouver. This bicycles lanes map of Vancouver will allow you to easily plan your routes with a bike in Vancouver in British Columbia - Canada. The Vancouver bike lanes map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Vancouver is served by a network of over 400 lane-km of on- and off-road bicycle routes as you can see in Vancouver bike lane map. Most of these routes are local street bikeways (also known as bike boulevards), streets that have extensive traffic calming measures such as traffic circles, and signal control to facilitate crossing of major roads. Neighbourhoods are encouraged to plant and care for the circles and boulevards and add public art along bike routes. Since 2004, with the implementation of the Downtown Transportation Plan the City has been adding more bicycle lanes on roads in the densely populated downtown core, signalling its desire to encourage greater commuter use of bicycles. Canada census shows that cycling mode share for the City is 3.7% as compared to 1.7% for the Metro Vancouver area.
The Central Valley Greenway as its shown in Vancouver bike lane map, a 25-kilometre green bicycle corridor, was officially opened on June 27, 2009. This will form a regional connection linking downtown Vancouver to Burnaby and New Westminster. This route will form a regional connection linking downtown Vancouver to Burnaby and New Westminster. Within the City of Vancouver the Central Valley Greenway is almost entirely separated from traffic and counts completed by the City of Vancouver show that almost 2000 cyclists per day were using this route within one month of the opening. Translink permits two bicycles aboard each SkyTrain car at all times except in the peak direction at morning and afternoon rush periods. Canada Line Skytrain permits one bicycle per car with no limitations on time of day or direction. Most buses operating within the city of Vancouver are now equipped with bicycle racks. Seabus allows up to six bicycles per sailing during all hours of operation. On May 7, 2009, Vancouver City Council approved a bicycle lane trial on the Burrard Bridge which began on July 13.
Pedal along Sunset Beach – False Creek – Kitsilano Beach a seaside route to see Vancouver beaches and urban waterfront areas. Start at Sunset Beach on the English Bay, where rollerbladers and joggers often share the path and families take advantage of the floating slide and full-time lifeguard. Continue along the path, which circles False Creek, leading you past a number of museums, including Science World and Vancouver Maritime Museum. For a short ride through lush gardens and parks, take the Midtown/Ridgeway or Ontario Street bike route to Queen Elizabeth Park as its mentioned in Vancouver bike lane map, where you will find Quarry Gardens, an arboretum and the Bloedel Floral Conservatory. After checking out the various green spaces, pedal west along 37th Avenue to reach the VanDusen Botanical Garden, where plant species from around the world are on display year-round.