Despite Vancouver ranking 37th worldwide, O’Mellin believes the city is on the right path. She thinks there still needs to be work done with more infrastructure, more awareness and education implemented.
According to HUB, over 40% of people want to cycle but currently don’t, and for many it’s because they are scared of unsafe route conditions. HUB created a new plan in order to implement more safe routes for bikers.
#UnGapTheMap is a new innovative way HUB is working with municipalities across Metro Vancouver.
There are over 400 priority gaps that if fixed would allow more people to cycle, more safely, more often.
From 2020-2021, the plan will provide $24 million to municipalities for cycling infrastructure and an additional $9 million for upgrades to TransLink owned cycling facilities.