Chopper bike performance in Vancouver, part of Bike Month in Canada - June 8 2007.
Gonzo Videographer - Swami Tommy
Streetfilms looked at how TransLink helped Vancouver make big strides toward becoming a safe cycling region via funding for a network of major roads and cycling infrastructure and programs. Featuring TransLink officials speaking about their vision for a transit system that works in tandem with active transportation.
Steve Da Cruz, co-owner of The Parker restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown neighbourhood, describes how business declined 30% shortly after a separated bike lane was added to Union Street in the summer of 2013. A year later, however, business is better than ever.
In 2015, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News Magazine visited Vancouver with representatives from US manufacturers and advocacy groups, for a tour of the local retail scene. This highlight reel presents their feedback about Vancouver — the market, the infrastructure, and trends the retailers see.
After a seven-year delay to the project, the City of Vancouver launched its public bike share program in the summer of 2016. Through careful administration of the project and vendor selection, as well as a phased roll-out, the city avoided many of the business problems experienced by a few bike share programs in North America.
City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Keith Creel, COO of CP Railway, on the city's spring 2016 acquisition of railway property along the Arbutus corridor.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities award video for the City of Vancouver, in recognition for three major upgrades to its cycling and pedestrian network. The Seaside Greenway, South End Burrard Bridge and York Bikeway projects created a seamless active transportation corridor running from the city's western neighbourhoods and across the Burrard Bridge to the downtown core, and led to an increase of 20,000 new cycling trips per year. Featuring Councillor Heather Deal and Director of Transportation Lon Leclair.
Cars, bicycles, and pedestrians mix and mingle in high-traffic, tourism-friendly Kitsilano Beach Park, from Balsam to Cypress. Vancouver council and staff, stymied by an independent parks board, have failed to resolve safety risks in this neighbourhood, despite great leaps forward elsewhere in the city.