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Welcome to 2022! 

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Vélo Canada Bikes. We intend for it to be a busy year. There is a lot to celebrate in cycling right now: the National Active Transportation Strategy, Open Streets, the boom in people cycling, e-bikes!!.. and VCB will be doing all we can to leverage the momentum! While we have made progress, there is still a long way to go.

A key goal for VCB is to build on the data so that we can make a solid case for increasing and improving cycling as an everyday activity for more people. We are currently doing an infrastructure census, building a Canadian advocacy directory, and Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo 2022.

Over the past year our membership has grown, supporting the work we are doing. If you have joined us as a member, Thank You! Adding your voice to ours makes a huge difference. If you haven't become a member yet, you can just click on the button below and do that right now! Becoming a member means you will be the 1st to know what we are up to, participate in VCB activities, and make your voice heard from coast to coast to coast. 

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Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo 2021 Results


In June of 2021, over 1,000 volunteers in 68 communities across Canada went out and counted 80,000 cyclists. Canada's first national cyclist count was a huge success! Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo is about getting a snapshot of who is riding and where. Volunteers were out counting cyclists and gathering demographic data. Our volunteers captured the perceived age, gender, and race of each cyclist. In doing so, we can now not only see who is out riding but, possibly more importantly, who isn’t riding. This data will help us get better infrastructure in the right place to make sure that everyone can cycle, everywhere.

Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo Results
 

Province

Total cyclists counted

Total count time (hours)

N Count locations (official + other)

Total communities participating

N pilot cities

Pilot cities

Ontario

29,975

501

105

24

4

Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga, London

British Columbia

31,150

178

44

17

2

Vancouver, Kelowna

Nova Scotia

2,372

120

24

9

1

Halifax

Alberta

3,258

99

30

5

1

Red Deer

Manitoba

4,419

99

15

1

1

Winnipeg

Saskatchewan

1,812

45

7

2

1

Saskatoon

Newfoundland and Labrador

368

39

9

2

1

St. John’s

Yukon

714

30

5

1

1

Whitehorse

Quebec

4,794

20

7

3

0

 

Prince Edward Island

296

20

5

1

1

Charlottetown

New Brunswick

577

18

8

3

1

Moncton

Total

79,735

1,169

259

68

14

 

 

Cycling Past 50: Survey of Older Cyclists

 
San Jose State University & the Mineta Transportation Institute are doing a survey of older cyclists. This is year four of their survey of 50+ cyclists and if that is you, they want to hear from you. 

Please take a few minutes & share your feedback with them.
 


 

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