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Site Visit: Vancouver “Cycling City”, A Community in Transition

  • Where: Multiple locations, by bike
  • When: Friday, May 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Transportation: Participants will depart the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver with a guide for a short walk to a nearby square to pick up bikes (provided by Vancouver’s new bike share, Mobi by Shaw Go).

Vancouver has made great strides forward to become a “cycling city”, but what’s behind this success and how have the city’s different communities come along? Join Chris and Melissa Bruntlett of Modacity for an interactive tour of Vancouver’s bikability, by bike. The tour touches on the Burrard Bridge pilot, “bikelash” and the business community’s changing perspective, shifting ridership numbers and demographics, the reimagining of Robson Square, and the recent launch of Vancouver’s new bike sharing system, Mobi. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and expect to cycle up to 13 kilometers for a tour of approximately two hours in duration.

Tentative map:

For more information, visit Modacity’s webpage.

(image credits: Paul Krueger)