A History of Cycling Advocacy
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Jobs & Volunteering

You can support better cycling in Greater Vancouver by being part of the cycling advocacy, promotion, education and planning workforce.

Many positions exist both inside and outside government, and with a few private corporations. Volunteering is also a great way to get involved with cycling and contribute to your local community.

The following list of organizations is not comprehensive, nor is it meant to be suggestive of any active hiring activity.

If cycling focus or competency is not obvious from their websites, contact them directly to enquire about any current or future opportunities.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Provincial department responsible for planning transportation networks, providing transportation services and infrastructure, developing and implementing transportation policies, and administering related acts and regulations as well as federal-provincial funding programs.

 

TransLink
Metro Vancouver's regional transportation authority, responsible for regional transit, cycling and commuting.

 

BC Cycling Coalition
Membership-based non-profit, working with cycling groups, governments, businesses and organizations on policy initiatives, cycling education, and to secure more funding for cycling paths, protected bike lanes and better cycling facilities.

 

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (B.E.S.T.)
Non-profit charitable organization with a long history promoting sustainable transportation. Offers innovative social enterprises, programs and services to encourage, promote and enable sustainable and active transportation choices.

 

The Bike Kitchen
UBC's full-service community bike shop. The Bike Kitchen is a non-profit run by the AMS Bike Co-op with the support of the Alma Mater Society and the Transportation Planning office.  All profits raised by the Bike Kitchen are used to fund the Bike Co-op’s programming and cycling advocacy outreach on campus and in the community.

 

Cycling BC
The provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia, representing Road, Track, Cyclo-cross, Mountain Biking, BMX and Para-cycling. Cycling BC is a not-for-profit association registered under the BC Societies Act and affiliated with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) through our membership in Cycling Canada

 

HUB Cycling
Charitable non-profit organization, established in 1998 (originally named the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition) to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver. Provides bicycle education to all ages, communicates & encourages cycling cycling culture and safety, runs programs & courses, and works with governments, businesses & community organizations to make cycling better. Host organization for ten local volunteer-run committees across Metro Vancouver. Regional organizer for Bike to Work Week (spring and fall).

 

Kickstand

Volunteer-run community bike shop. Kickstand is always looking for volunteers to provide mechanical support to community members in the shop, sorting parts & organizing the shop, helping out with events, doing community outreach, fundraising & grant writing, organizational development, and communications.

 

P.E.D.A.L. / Our Community Bikes
P.E.D.A.L. is a Vancouver-based non-profit society operating programs that enable, educate and empower members of the community to make cycling a part of their daily lives. Our Community Bikes is a collectively run community bike shop for D.I.Y. bicycle repair and affordable bike maintenance. OCB is one of the longest standing community bike shops in the world.

 

Hub for After School Travel (HASTe)
Active and safe routes to school programmer and resource centre. The Hub for Active School Travel (HASTe) works with communities and partners across the province to connect kids, schools and communities through walking and cycling.

 

LifeCycle
Mission is to increase the use of bicycles for everyday activity, by teaching the fundamentals of bike safety and maintenance to youth in the Lower Mainland and beyond.

 

Urban Systems
Professional consulting firm with inter-disciplinary teams working with governments, Indigenous communities, private industry, and non-profit organizations to help build communities that are safe, sustainable and prosperous.

 

Alta Planning + Design
North America’s leading multi-modal transportation firm that specializes in design, planning, and implementation of bicycle, pedestrian, greenway, park, and trail corridors and systems.

 

Cycle City Tours
Guided tours and rentals.