There are more people than ever riding their bike on Vancouver’s major bike routes.
According to a ridership update by the City of Vancouver, with optimal weather conditions prevailing, ridership records were broken in July on five major routes across the city, specifically for both weekend and midweek counts.
Here are the total cycling ridership counts for July 2018 compared to previous record years:
In the last decade, various levels of government, particularly the municipal government, have spent a total of roughly $100 million in new cycling infrastructure. Over the past year alone the City has built:
The City is also a financial backer of Mobi Bike Share, having invested $5 million in startup costs to start the system in 2016. It is also provided Mobi with $1 million for initial startup costs and an annual $500,000 subsidy for the first five years of operations.
According to the municipal government, Mobi saw a record number of rides this summer, with over 110,000 rides in July. To date, the bike share system has seen 90,000 users and over 1.1 million rides.