Perhaps one of the best transportation stories of 2016 comes from Vancouver, B.C. where they have achieved a 50% sustainable mode share (bike, walk, transit) a full four years earlier than goal (2020). 10% of all work commuters now rider bikes to work.
Long traditionally a region that prides itself on transportation options and rejecting the freeway movement in the 1960's and 70's (still the only major city in North America that boasts no freeways within its core) what Vancouver has done is set an impressive goal to have at least two-thirds of all trips by sustainable ways by 2040.
To read up more on the goals: vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/transportation-2040.aspx
Streetfilms was lucky to be at the ProWalk ProBike ProPlace 2016 this Summer where we got to hang with many of the smartest folks in the world and meet many of Vancouver's coolest citizens including former Vancouver Chief Planner, Brent Toderian, the Manager of Transportation Planning, Dale Bracewell and Melissa and Chris Brunlett, the husband-wife activist combo behind Modacity, who do so many great things, I'll just make you visit their website to enjoy their journalism and ability to capture cycling with their cameras.
When you're immersed in the city's wonder for three days getting around the city by Mobi bike share, foot, taxi, bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and more, it's no wonder it is such a great multi-modal city for living. I hope our Streetfilm provides just a taste of that.
And don't miss our great short from earlier this Fall looking at Vancouver's Breathtaking Network of Protected Bike lanes: vimeo.com/183441272