A History of Cycling Advocacy

Stories about some of the people who helped transform Greater Vancouver into a transportation cycling leader.

The Van Bikes Story.

In the years following Expo '86, Vancouver began to change in a small, but powerful way — exemplified by collective action against environmental impacts of urban sprawl, a re-prioritization of motor vehicles, and the birth of a new generation of activist. The bicycle advocate.

Over the past generation in Vancouver, a movement around transportation choice became a community of overlapping collaborations and friendships, involving people from all walks of life. Van Bikes profiles a small sampling of the artists, educators, engineers, lawmakers, leaders, urban professionals and professional volunteers who have invested their time, health, reputations and careers to bring change to our streets.

They  represent the tens of thousands of everyday people in Greater Vancouver, the country's third-largest metropolitan area, who ride bicycles for transportation. Read More>>

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