A History of Cycling Advocacy
 
 

The Players

Listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Adrian Crook

Board member of Abundant Housing Vancouver; Blogger at 5Kids1Condo.

Amy Walker

Co-founder, former publisher and editor of Momentum Magazine; editor and author of On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life, and founder of Makemobile.

Allan Wong

Trustee, Vancouver School Board (1999-2016, 2017-current).

Andrew Feltham

Volunteer and co-chair of HUB Cycling New Westminster Committee.

Andrew Petter

Former British Columbia NDP Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA); current President of Simon Fraser University.

Andy Telfer

Co-founder of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (B.E.S.T.) and Our Community Bikes.

Anthony Floyd

Volunteer with HUB Cycling Vancouver Committee.

Antje Wahl

Founding member, former co-chair and volunteer of HUB Cycling North Shore Committee.

Arno Schortinghuis

Former President of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition/HUB Cycling, co-chair of HUB Cycling Regional Advisory Committee, and Board member of Bike to Work BC Society; current President of BC Cycling Coalition and Board member of Canada Bikes.

Arthur Orsini

Former program manager of B.E.S.T., and instructor with Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition. Current Active Transportation Lead for Vancouver Coastal Health.

Bonnie Fenton

First staff member of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; former chair of the City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee; current CEO of National Assembly of the General German Bicycle Club in Bremen, Germany.

Bruce Mol

Former VP of Education at Cycling BC; former volunteer VACC/HUB Cycling Vancouver and New Westminster Committees; CAN-BIKE instructor and curriculum developer; current co-chair the Greater Vernon Cycling Advisory Committee (GVCAC).

Cara Fisher

Former volunteer with B.E.S.T., VACC/HUB Cycling, and Our Community Bikes/PEDAL Society; currently a transportation planner at City of Vancouver.

Carmen Mills

Former Board member of B.E.S.T., and editor of The Spoke’n Word newsletter; co-founder of Momentum Magazine and Car-Free Day Vancouver; CEO of Emerald City Communications.

Carol Vignale

Founder of VACC Delta Committee; current volunteer member of HUB Cycling Delta Committee; human rights advocate.

Charles Gauthier

Executive Director, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA).

Cheeying Ho

Former staff Executive Director of B.E.S.T. and Smart Growth BC; current Executive Director, Whistler Centre for Sustainability.

Chris Keam

Former copy editor at Momentum Magazine; former volunteer and communications contractor for VACC; freelance writer and video producer.

Colin Brander

Former Board member of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, and member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee; current volunteer with HUB Cycling Vancouver Committee, and Treasurer of BC Cycling Coalition.

Danelle Laidlaw

Former Executive Director of Bicycling Association of British Columbia/ CyclingBC.

Darrell Mussatto

Former Councillor (1994-2005) and Mayor (2005-2018) of City of North Vancouver.

Dave Hendrickson

Former staff at B.E.S.T.; current special projects and grants manager with Real Estate Foundation of BC.

Dave Perfitt

Former Board member of VACC, volunteer with VACC North Shore Committee, and member of City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver Joint Bicycle Advisory Committee (JBAC).

Dave Rush

Former member of City of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows Joint Bicycle Advisory Committee (JBAC); co-founder and current volunteer with VACC/HUB Cycling Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Committee.

Dave Thompson

Former Board member and Executive Director of B.E.S.T.

David Hay Q.C.

Partner, Richards Buell Sutton LLP.

David Niddrie

Former staff photographer with Momentum Magazine; currently a freelance commercial, editorial and portrait photographer.

Derek Williams

Former chair and current volunteer member of VACC/HUB Cycling Richmond Committee; current member of City of Richmond Active Transportation Committee (RATC).

Don Buchanan

Former Board member of B.E.ST. and West End Residents Association; currently a Transportation Planner at City of Surrey.

Donna Chen

Former program manager and current cycling instructor with HUB Cycling.

Douglas Todd

Former member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Network Subcommittee; columnist at Vancouver Sun.

Dustin Anderson

Former member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee; former Artistic Director of Bike Shorts Film Festival; children’s entertainer ‘The Purple Pirate’.

Ed Luciano

Former Youth Coordinator with Toronto Disarmament Network; former volunteer with City of Toronto Cycling Committee; former Manager of Main Station Bikes (B.E.S.T.); current owner of retail stores Mighty Riders and On the Rivet.

Elisabeth Geller

Former Manager, Community Investment and current Senior Consultant, Strategic Management at Vancity.

Erin O'Melinn

Former Program Manager and current Executive Director with VACC/HUB Cycling.

Fiona Walsh

Volunteer Board member of HUB Cycling, BC Cycling Coalition, and Canada Bikes.

Fred Bass

Former Director of Health Promotion with City of Vancouver Health Department; former member of Clouds of Change Task Force; former City of Vancouver Councillor (1999-2005).

Fulton Tom

Former Board member of VACC; volunteer and co-chair with HUB Cycling New Westminster Committee.

Gavin Davidson

Founding Board member of B.E.S.T.; former planner at TransLink; former Director of Planning at BikeShare BC; currently Principal of Alta Planning + Design, a National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Certified Trainer, and Board member with PEDAL Society.

Gordon Inglis

Former producer at Coop Radio; former producer of Freewheelin’ (1991) for Rogers Cable, and Cycle! (1993-96) for CBC TV; current Division Manager, Multimedia Services at Metro Vancouver, and Executive Producer for The Sustainable Region TV series.

Gordon Lovegrove

Former Project Engineer at City of Vancouver and Township of Langley; founder of UBC’s TREK Program Centre; currently Associate Professor, School of Engineering at UBC, Okanagan Campus.

Gordon Price

Former City of Vancouver Councillor (1986-2002); former Director of Simon Fraser University City Program; currently Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of urbanism blog PriceTags.

Gregor Robertson

Co-founder of Happy Planet Juice Co.; former BC NDP Member of Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Fairview; Mayor of City of Vancouver (2008-18).

Guy Wera

Co-founder and volunteer with B.E.S.T.; volunteer and staff with Our Community Bikes; founder of Velocentrix.

Hans (Jack) Becker

Former co-chair of City of Toronto Cycling Committee; former Board member of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition and Bike to Work BC Society; former member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee and Vancouver & UBC Area Transit Plan Stakeholder Group; former President and current Director of British Columbia Cycling Coalition; founding director of Canada Bikes.

Heather Deal

Biologist; former City of Vancouver Park Board Commissioner (2002-05) and current Councillor (2005-present).

Helen Cook

Former Transit Planner and Program Manager at BC Transit/TransLink; currently an independent transportation planning consultant.

Ifny Lachance

Founding Director of Free Geek Community Technology Centre; former producer of Propel Revolutionary Radio for UBC’s CiTR 101.9 FM, and Coop Radio; co-creator and organizer of Bicycle Beat; currently a Senior Guide with Cycle City Tours.

Ivan Chow

Founding member and current chair of the VACC/HUB Cycling Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Committee.

Jackie Chow

Founding member of the VACC/HUB Cycling Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Committee.

Jane Bicycle

Former volunteer at UBC Bike Coop and co-organizer of Bikesummer; currently a volunteer at PEDAL Society / Our Community Bikes.

Jayne Akizuki

Former Producer at CKVU (CityTV); former co-Producer of Cycle! (1993-96) for CBC TV; currently freelance producer for Metro Vancouver.

Jeff Leigh

Retired engineer; Board member of HUB Cycling; Chair of HUB Cycling Vancouver Committee.

Jen Harvey

Former member of B:C:clettes; former real estate advisor at The Rennie Group; currently a realtor with Keller Williams Realty.

Joel Solomon

Chair and Co-Founding Partner of Renewal Funds; Board chair of Hollyhock; founding Member of Vision Vancouver; author of The Clean Money Revolution.

John Forester

Former Director and President of League of American Wheelmen; author of Effective Cycling.

John Whistler

Former cycling co-chair for the 1990 Gay Games; former Board member of SPEC, B.E.S.T , and West End Residents Association; former chair of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee and member of the Active Transportation Policy Council.

Kari Hewett

Former volunteer and staff at B.E.S.T.; former staff with AMS Bike Coop at UBC Vancouver Campus; former chair of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Kay Teschke

Former professor at UBC School of Population and Public Health; former member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee; current volunteer member of HUB Cycling Vancouver Committee.

Ken Ohrn

Former Board member and volunteer with VACC/HUB Cycling; current co-editor of urbanism blog Price Tags.

Ken Wuschke

Former member of BC Randonneurs; former volunteer at Bicycling Association of BC; former Board member and President of VACC; former CAN-BIKE instructor and current cycling instructor at HUB Cycling; current co-chair of HUB Cycling Surrey-White Rock Committee.

Kino Roy

Volunteer member of HUB Cycling Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Committee.

Lisa Slakov

Former program staff and cycling instructor at VACC/HUB Cycling; former chair of VACC/HUB Cycling Vancouver Committee; former coordinator of Car-Free Day Kitsilano.

Lorin Gaertner

Former CAN-BIKE cycling instructor; volunteer cycling advocate in Ottawa and Houston; volunteer at HUB Cycling; currently Systems Analyst at City of Vancouver.

Lorne Whitehead

Former member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Network Subcommittee; currently Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UBC.

Marg Mahan

Former Executive Director of B.E.S.T.

Marion Orser

Former member of BC Randonneurs and Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society; former volunteer with Bicycling Association of BC; founding Director and former President of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; co-founder and current member of VACC/HUB Cycling New Westminster Committee.

Mark Roseland

Former principal researcher for City of Vancouver Clouds of Change Task Force; former Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University and Professor in SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management; currently Director and Professor, School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University.

Marty Pospischil

Realtor; former City of Vancouver project engineer and Bicycle Program Coordinator.

Martyn Schmoll

Founding member, North Shore Safe Routes Advocates; volunteer member of HUB Cycling North Shore Committee.

Mary Sherlock

Former staff at B.E.S.T.; former instructor at Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; former member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Meghan Winters

Co-creator of BikeScore; former member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee; currently associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU, lead at the Cities, Health, and Active Transportation Research (CHATR) lab, and investigator at Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.

Mia Kohout

Former program manager for VACC/HUB Cycling Bike to Work Week; former co-publisher and CEO of Momentum Magazine; currently General Manager of City of Vancouver’s bike share program Mobi.

Moira Teevan

Former Environmental Officer and current Community Investment Manager at Vancity.

Mona Benjamintz

Former volunteer with B.E.S.T.; former member of City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver Joint Bicycle Advisory Committee; cycling instructor with VACC/HUB Cycling; currently staff at Modo The Car Coop.

Moreno Zanotto

Former volunteer with B.E.S.T.; former and current chair of VACC/HUB Cycling Burnaby Committee; former member of City of Burnaby Bicycle Sub-Committee; currently staff at Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, and BikeMaps.org.

Nathan Pachal

Former volunteer and member of Livable Regions Coalition and Valley Advisory Transportation Committee; co-founder of Greater Langley Cycling Coalition and VACC Langley Committee; currently a Councillor in City of Langley (2016-present).

Nelson McLachlan

Former staff of City of Vancouver Park Board; former chair and volunteer member of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee; currently staff at West End Community Centre Association (Coal Harbour).

Olivia Chow

Former City of Toronto Board of Education Trustee (1985-1991), Councillor (1991-2005) and NDP Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina (2006-2014); former chair of Toronto’s City Cycling Committee; currently Distinguished Visiting Professor for Ryerson University.

Patrick Thompson

Founder and chair of HUB Cycling Delta Committee; member of Port of Vancouver Port Community Liaison Committee; consultant to Tsawwassen First Nation.

Paul Bogaert

Founding Board member of B.E.S.T. and Our Community Bikes/PEDAL Society; former owner of The Bike Doctor bike shop (Victoria and Vancouver).

Peter Jongbloed

Former member of the joint Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Bicycle Advisory Committee; founding member of the VACC/HUB Cycling Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Committee; member of the Pitt Meadows Airport Advisory Committee.

Peter Ladner

Former publisher and editor of Business in Vancouver; former City of Vancouver Councillor (2002-2008); current Board chair of David Suzuki Foundation.

Peter Scholefield

Co-founder, former Vice-President and current member of VACC/HUB Cycling North Shore Committee; current President of Gambier Island Conservancy.

Peter Stary

Former City of Vancouver Bicycle Program Coordinator and Neighbourhood Transportation Engineer; former Vice-President of Bicycling Association of BC; founding Director of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; volunteer member of HUB Cycling Burnaby committee, and member-at-large of BC Randonneurs.

Rachel Jamieson

Former Board member of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, and volunteer member of VACC Vancouver Committee; currently a Transportation Engineer with TransLink.

Richard Campbell

Founding Director and former staff at B.E.S.T.; founding Director and President of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; current Board member of Canada Bikes and Executive Director of BC Cycling Coalition.

Rita Koutsodimos

Former staff at B.E.S.T.; current Executive Director at BC Alliance for Healthy Living.

Rob Wynen

Former volunteer and Director with B.E.S.T.; founding Director of West End Residents Association; City of Vancouver School Board Trustee (2011-2014); current Vice Chair of Bowen Island Municipality Transportation Advisory Committee.

Robert Alstead

Filmmaker; directed and produced “You Never Bike Alone” (2007).

Robert Delahanty

Former President, Vice-President of Racing, CAN-BIKE instructor and trainer with Bicycling Association of BC; co-founder of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; former co-chair of City of Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee; bicycle mechanic and frame-builder.

Ron Richings

Co-founder of Velopalooza and Cargo Bike Coop; volunteer member of VACC/HUB Cycling Vancouver and Richmond committees.

Ruth Adams

Elder and member of Advisory Council, Tsawwassen First Nation.

Sara Ross

Former volunteer with B.E.S.T. and Our Community Bikes; co-creator of PedalPlay; co-founder of B:C:clettes; artist.

Sarah FioRito

Former volunteer with HUB Cycling; former program manager with BC Cycling Coalition and HASTe; co-founder of Streets for Everyone; currently a Program Manager at Kickstand community bike shop.

Stephanie Williams

Former program manager and current Executive Director of B.E.S.T.

Tamim Raad

Former volunteer at Our Community Bikes, Board member of B.E.S.T.; and editor of The Spoke’n Word newsletter; former planner, program manager and director of planning and policy for TransLink; co-founder and current principal at Access Planning.

Tania Lo

Producer, “Long Road North” (2008); former co-Publisher, C.O.O. and C.F.O. of Momentum Magazine.

Tanya Paz

Former staff and Board member with Co-operative Auto Network/Modo The Car Coop; former program manager at B.E.S.T.; current Chair of City of Vancouver Active Transportation Policy Council.

Tim Southam

Former Board member of B.E.S.T.

Tim Yzerman

Former Board member of Bike to Work BC Society; current co-chair of HUB Cycling Surrey-White Rock Committee.

Tom Childs

Former producer and co-founder of Coop Radio; former faculty at UBC and staff at Douglas College; anti-war activist and filmmaker.

Tom Demarco

Founding Board member of World Without Cars; physician.

Tony Valente

Director and Founding Member, North Van Urban Forum; member and vice-chair of City of North Vancouver Advisory Planning Commission; former Chair and current member of HUB Cycling North Shore Committee.

Ulrike Rodrigues

Former writer at The Spoke’n Word newsletter and Momentum Magazine; former Board member at Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; freelance writer and blogger.