Bike BC – Moving Cycling Forward
Cycling is a key component of the Province's strategy for encouraging healthy living and addressing climate change, in conjunction with the Province's Climate Action Plan and the Provincial Transit Plan.
BikeBC is the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's cost-sharing program that assists local governments to develop cycling infrastructure. Since its inception, BikeBC's investments have resulted in over 100 projects that range in size and scope, reflecting the diversity of BC's geography and communities.
Projects that have been completed under this program include: bike lanes, separated bike paths, shared roadways, shoulder bikeways and bicycle/pedestrian overpasses. Whether it is the Central Valley Greenway that connects the Cities of Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster, or the Tyner Boulevard Cycle Trail that provides an important link to the University of Northern British Columbia – these projects and a myriad of others represent strategic investments in making cycling a safer and more convenient option for travelers.
Local Governments may apply to BikeBC through the Ministry's Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program or Gateway Program - Cycling. Information on these programs can be found on our Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program or Gateway Program – Cycling pages. For more information, local governments can also contact the Ministry at MoTCycling@gov.bc.ca.
Working with our partners the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has developed its own Cycling Policy and helps maintain the province’s cycling legislation.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provides cycling improvements on provincial infrastructure through our major projects, such as the Gateway Program, and through the ministry’s day-to-day operations, by way of our maintenance contractors.
The ministry participates in many multi-agency initiatives that promote and encourage cycling. These include the development of the Provincial Trails Strategy and Bike to Work Week promotional campaign. The ministry also provides useful information and services to the travelling cyclists through Drive BC, the George Massey Tunnel Bicycle Shuttle, and special event permits.