Biking to work in Vancouver faster than commuting by transit or car

Jun 9 2016, 6:53 am

For the first time in the annual HUB Cycling‘s Share the Road Challenge, cyclists completely beat out transit riders and drivers in a race to downtown Vancouver.

Earlier in May, some 13 teams of bike, car and transit riders made their way into the city, starting at various locations, the farthest away being Main Street in North Vancouver.

Each person was aiming to reach the London Drugs on the corner of Granville and Georgia faster than all their teammates – but in every single case, the bikes proved fastest.

“Biking to work is not only the healthiest, most affordable and greenest way to commute, it’s also much faster than most people think,” said a spokesperson for HUB in a release.

“[After 8 years of the challenge], this is the first time we’ve seen a clean sweep of people on bikes coming in quicker than their teammates taking public transportation or driving a car.”

HUB Cycling attributes the cyclists’ success to the growth of cycling infrastructure, like bike lanes and boxes, in Metro Vancouver, over the last year.

The Share The Road Challenge is held every year, ahead of annual HUB’s annual Bike To Work Week. This spring more than 11,600 participated in Bike To Work Week.

Daily Hive Vancouver is a proud sponsor of Bike To Work Week

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