The North Shore committee of HUB: Your Cycling Connection is dedicated to enhancing the safety and feasibility of using bicycles for transportation in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay. This includes commuting to work and school, shopping, personal trips and any other short to medium length journeys.
About HUB on the North Shore
Meeting agendas and minutes
HUB North Shore meets at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library in the 2nd floor meeting room. For the next meeting date and agenda, and for information on past meetings, please refer to the Meetings page.
Committee members: Tony, Peter, Antje, Heather, Dianne, Fiona, Nelson, Sibylle, Erika, Dennis, Tom (North Shore Safety Council), Don (Norwest Cycle Club), Don P., Anne
- Chair: Tony
- Vice-chair: Peter
- Communications: Heather
- Media interviews: Heather, Tony
- Social media: vacant
- Events: Don P.
- Membership Engagement: Dennis
- Advisory Planning Commission (CNV): Tony
- Low Level Road Port Area Community Liaison Committee (CNV): Tony
- Projects (lead in bold):
- Adopt-A-Street (DNV): Dianne
- North Shore Bike Map (TransLink, CNV, DNV, DWV): Antje
- Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (MoTI): Antje
- Highway 1 Interchanges Project (MoTI): Antje, Giacomo, Tony
- Park Royal: Peter
- Ambleside Bike Friendly Business District: Peter, Heather
- District of North Vancouver Town and Village Centres
- Lower Lynn, Lynn Valley, Lower Capilano: Antje, Dianne, Nelson, Peter, Martyn, Don P.
- Edgemont: Dennis, Dianne
- Maplewood: vacant
- West Van/Upper Levels Highway (MoTI): need lead, Peter, Antje
Periodically HUB North Shore holds assessment rides to help familiarize members with issues of concern and propose solutions. For more information on past rides please refer to the Group Rides page.
How to participate
Participating in HUB on the North Shore is as simple as joining us at our monthly Meetings, contributing to our Email List, volunteering at Bike to Work Week stations, or joining us at various community events. Most importantly, get on your bike and ride!
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HUB North Shore documents
The North Shore Committee's communication with local governments, the province and other organizations is archived here.
Our handbill is a colour PDF file that can be printed two sided (short edge binding) with three up per page.
In the News
Read about HUB North Shore on our In the News page.
North Shore bike map
The free pocket folding map is available at North Shore community and rec centres, libraries, municipal halls and many bike shops. The pdf version for download is available on the HUB website. To develop the map HUB North Shore received a grant from Mountain Equipment Co-op and financial support from the City of North Vancouver. The 2015 update and printing of the map was funded by TravelSmart, the City of North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
Routes & short cuts
Our Routes and Short Cuts page lists routes commonly used by experienced riders to get around the North Shore.
Who to contact for street maintenance
- City of North Vancouver
- Check City map whether street is City or District
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 604 983 7333
- District of North Vancouver
- Check City map whether street is City or District
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 604 990 2450
- The District of North Vancouver is also responsible for maintaining paths and sidewalks in MoTI jurisdiction, including Mount Seymour Parkway bike path, ramp between Fern St and Orwell St
- District of West Vancouver
- Phone: 604 925 7100 (24 hours)
- Path from Curling Rd through Klahanie Park and under Marine Drive to Lions Gate Bridge sidewalk is maintained by West Vancouver
- Welch Street and the Spirit Trail through the Squamish Capilano Reserve are maintained by West Vancouver
- Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI)
- Mainroad carries out maintenance for MoTI
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 1-866-904-0209 (24 hours)
- Mainroad responsibility includes:
- Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (IWMB) and Lions Gate Bridge (LGB) sidewalks
- Main St on-ramp sidewalk to IWMB
- Dollarton off-ramp sidewalk from IWMB
- Switchback path from IWMB to Skeena St/Vancouver
- Path from IWMB to Fellowes St/Vancouver
- Marine Dr on-ramp sidewalk to LGB
- Stanley Park Causeway sidewalks
- Upper Levels Highway
- Separated path along south side of highway in Pemberton Heights (Pemberton Ave to Westview exit)
- NOT RESPONSIBLE for path behind barriers on north side of highway west of Capilano River bridge (West Van); path around Lions Gate Bridge cloverleaf (West Van); any other bike paths and sidewalks along MoTI roads EXCEPT the bridges, bridge ramps and the causeway; all other paths and sidewalks are municipal responsibility
- City of Vancouver
- Phone: 311
- Email: email@example.com
- Vancouver is responsible for maintaining the Cassiar Bikeway to IWMB, the path from the Cassiar Bikeway to N Skeena St, the N Skeena St sidewalk through the tunnel, and for vegetation trimming along the Stanley Park Causeway
Hot spots & issues
Our Hot Spots page lists specific locations on the North Shore that need attention for advocacy. If you're a rider who has recently encounter a Hot Spot please see if it is listed and, if not, submit it for inclusion in the list.
Our Issues page is a more general non-location specific page to help track issues that need addressing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you new to riding the streets of the North Shore? Browse through our Frequently Asked Questions page for information and tips about riding in our beautiful area.
Governments & other official entities
The development of policy and infrastructure for cycling on the North Shore usually involves the cooperation of several governments and agencies. For more information please refer to our Governments and Other Official Entities page.
How did municipal politicians vote about cycling? Check out the voting record of the councils of North Vancouver (City and District) and West Vancouver.
Bike Friendly Business
The following list provides links to research and data on the economic impact of cycling, especially on retail. For business resources and support in Metro Vancouver, please visit HUB's Bike Friendly Business Program.
- Nine Reasons to Create a Bicycle-Friendly Business District and Cycling good for business (articles about BFBD and April Economides, 2012)
- 4 Reasons Retailers Don't Need Free Parking to Thrive (article in Atlantic Cities, 2012)
- Cyclists and Pedestrians Can End Up Spending More Each Month Than Drivers (article in Atlantic Cities, 2012) and the draft research report: Consumer behavior and travel mode choices (Oregon Transportation and Research Consortium, 2012)
- Cycling to shopping - evidence from research (Cycling Expertise from Germany, research summary, 2012)
- Local actions to encourage cycling for shopping (Cycling Expertise from Germany, 2012)
- Moving the economy by cycling (Cycling Expertise from Germany, research summary, 2010)
- Value for Money: Economic Assessment of Investment in Walking and Cycling (UK, Department of Health, 2010)
- Benefits and costs of cycling infrastructure investment (Cycling Expertise from Germany, research summary, 2012)
Here you will find links to various online resources that contain useful information about cycling rules, etiquette and the development of improved cycling facilities.
- Media:Cycling promotion in cities with elevation differences (in German)
- Motor Vehicle Act rules for cycles
- Motor Vehicle Act rules for motor assisted cycles
- Bike Sense - The BC Bicycle Operator's Manual
- Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Guidelines
- Shared Use Lane Pavement Markings for Cyclists
- Results of a UBC opinion survey on cycling route types and other factors that might influence the likelihood of cycling
- Vancouver's Bicycle Lanes, Retrofitting Arterial Streets to Accommodate Cyclists
- Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (USA)
- Green Lane Sharrows in City of North Vancouver
- StreetBond CL™ – High Performance Coloured Bike Priority Lanes
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