Vancouver’s Downtown Separated Bike Lanes
Mike Anderson, City of Vancouver mike.anderson@vancouver.ca
Why? City of Vancouver Goals
Transportation 2040
established a goal of
2/3 of trips in 2040
by bike,
walk,
transit
Make cycling safe, convenient,
comfortable and fun for
people of all ages and abilities
Photo: Paul Krueger
Photo: Gordon ...
Source: UBC Cycling in Cities study, March 2007
2007 Metro
Vancouver study
found separated
bike lanes
(cycle tracks) to
be...
Why? Connections
What? Design Elements
VEHICLE TURN LANES GREEN BUFFER
SIGNALS
LOADING ZONES
What? Green Buffer
Planted barriers help
‘green the street’,
improving quality for
pedestrians and
cyclists.
Photo: Paul K...
What? Loading & Drop-off Areas
Most loading and
passenger drop-off
areas were
maintained.
Photo: Paul Krueger
What? Intersection Control
Wherever
right-turns
were allowed,
a dedicated
right-turn lane
was provided,
some with
signal c...
What? Intersection Control
In some
places,
right-turn
lanes and
bike lanes
were
signalized
Photos: Paul Krueger
What? Intersection Control
In other
places, signs
were installed
requiring
drivers to yield
to bicycles
Photo: Paul Krueger
What? Intersection Control
…and in some
places, vehicle
right turns were
banned
Photo: Paul Krueger
What? Intersection Control
Green lane
colouring was
used at all
conflict zones
were vehicles
could cross
the bike paths
Ph...
What? Bicycle Parking
Wherever space
allowed, additional bike
parking was installed.
Photo: Paul Krueger
Photo: Paul Krueg...
Who? Pedestrians
• Survey of
pedestrians
found most
arrived by
transit, foot
or bike
• 76% before
• 81% after
Photo: Paul ...
Who? Transit
Photo: Paul Krueger
Who? Businesses
Monitoring - Cycling
Photo: Paul Krueger
• Growth in all
demographics,
in all seasons
Monitoring - Walking
• Bikes on sidewalks down 80%
Photo: Paul Krueger
Photo: Paul Krueger
Monitoring - Driving
!!
Monitoring - Safety
"#$
%
& '
Photo: Paul Krueger
Lessons Learned
(' !
! )
*
(' !
! )
+ (' !
! )
Photo: Paul Krueger
What Next?
Photo: Paul Krueger
Questions?
Photo: Paul Krueger
mike.anderson@vancouver.ca
bikevancouver@vancouver.ca
vancouver.ca/bikevancouver
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  1. 1. Vancouver’s Downtown Separated Bike Lanes Mike Anderson, City of Vancouver mike.anderson@vancouver.ca
  2. 2. Why? City of Vancouver Goals Transportation 2040 established a goal of 2/3 of trips in 2040 by bike, walk, transit
  3. 3. Make cycling safe, convenient, comfortable and fun for people of all ages and abilities Photo: Paul Krueger Photo: Gordon Price Photo: Paul Krueger Why? City of Vancouver Goals Photo: Kathleen Corey
  4. 4. Source: UBC Cycling in Cities study, March 2007 2007 Metro Vancouver study found separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) to be the preferred on-street cycling facility. Why? Cyclists prefer cycle tracks
  5. 5. Why? Connections
  6. 6. What? Design Elements VEHICLE TURN LANES GREEN BUFFER SIGNALS LOADING ZONES
  7. 7. What? Green Buffer Planted barriers help ‘green the street’, improving quality for pedestrians and cyclists. Photo: Paul Krueger
  8. 8. What? Loading & Drop-off Areas Most loading and passenger drop-off areas were maintained. Photo: Paul Krueger
  9. 9. What? Intersection Control Wherever right-turns were allowed, a dedicated right-turn lane was provided, some with signal controls Photo: Paul Krueger
  10. 10. What? Intersection Control In some places, right-turn lanes and bike lanes were signalized Photos: Paul Krueger
  11. 11. What? Intersection Control In other places, signs were installed requiring drivers to yield to bicycles Photo: Paul Krueger
  12. 12. What? Intersection Control …and in some places, vehicle right turns were banned Photo: Paul Krueger
  13. 13. What? Intersection Control Green lane colouring was used at all conflict zones were vehicles could cross the bike paths Photo: Paul Krueger
  14. 14. What? Bicycle Parking Wherever space allowed, additional bike parking was installed. Photo: Paul Krueger Photo: Paul Krueger
  15. 15. Who? Pedestrians • Survey of pedestrians found most arrived by transit, foot or bike • 76% before • 81% after Photo: Paul Krueger
  16. 16. Who? Transit Photo: Paul Krueger
  17. 17. Who? Businesses
  18. 18. Monitoring - Cycling Photo: Paul Krueger • Growth in all demographics, in all seasons
  19. 19. Monitoring - Walking • Bikes on sidewalks down 80% Photo: Paul Krueger Photo: Paul Krueger
  20. 20. Monitoring - Driving !!
  21. 21. Monitoring - Safety "#$ % & ' Photo: Paul Krueger
  22. 22. Lessons Learned (' ! ! ) * (' ! ! ) + (' ! ! ) Photo: Paul Krueger
  23. 23. What Next? Photo: Paul Krueger
  24. 24. Questions? Photo: Paul Krueger mike.anderson@vancouver.ca bikevancouver@vancouver.ca vancouver.ca/bikevancouver
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