Cycling

The City of Coquitlam is committed to sustainable modes of transportation and more than 109 kilometres of bike routes have now been completed. New cycling routes are provided in accordance with our Strategic Transportation Plan and routes are implemented pending Council’s approval of the annual capital budget. 

Our streets accommodate biking, walking and driving and the City encourages all users to be mindful of all modes when sharing our streets.

Go by Bike Week & Events

Every year, bike-friendly Coquitlam partners with local non-profit HUB Cycling on promotional events and activities, encouraging the health and environmental benefits of bike commuting with education, celebration stations and team or personal challenges. 

Bike to Shop - Aug. 13 to 21

We are supporting HUB Cycling’s 2022 Bike to Shop campaign Aug. 13 to 21 alongside the Austin Heights BIA. Swap four wheels for two for your daily shopping in Austin Heights and support participating local businesses. 

Knowledge HUB 

Date: Saturday, Aug. 13
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Royal Canadian Legion 
1025 Ridgeway Ave. (Ridgeway & Nelson)
Coquitlam, B.C. 

Follow our Facebook Event for tips and info all week. 

Interested participants are encouraged to register for free and can pickup a reusable shopping bag donated by the Austin Heights BIA that includes a $10 gift card to an Austin Heights business, while supply lasts. You can also pick up cycling maps, free snacks and HUB swag, find out about HUB’s Streetwise cycling course, and get details on local bike parking facilities near participating businesses. The full calendar of events across Metro Vancouver can be found online at HUB Cycling

Strategic Transportation Plan Update 

How we move people and goods in, through and around Coquitlam is changing. So it is time to update our Strategic Transportation Plan to respond to these changes and plan for the challenges ahead by providing a new vision for Coquitlam’s transportation system for the future.

Visit letstalkcoquitlam.ca/transportationplan to learn more and to complete a short survey (with an option to enter to win cool prizes too).

Go by Bike Week 

We had a successful Go by Bike Week May 30 to June 5, 2022 with public events to help build awareness around Coquitlam’s cycling infrastructure and services. Coquitlam-sponsored celebration stations hosted by HUB Cycling offered snacks, hard copies of the Tri-Cities Cycling Map, quick bike maintenance and prize giveaways. Watch for our fall event: October 3 – 16, 2022

Interactive Regional Bike Map 

Coquitlam cyclists can choose their route 'on the go' with an interactive regional bike map on the CoquitlamConnect app  (available free through the App Store and Google Play).

Coquitlam updated CoquitlamConnect with a map of cycling routes in Coquitlam and throughout Metro Vancouver to provide more opportunities for residents to enjoy safe and healthy outdoor activities. 

Maps on the App

The new map makes use of cycling route data from Metro Vancouver municipalities that was collected by TransLink and HUB Cycling (a non-profit advocacy group). The map’s interactive features allow cyclists to filter routes based on their skill levels as well as whether the routes are off-street, on-street or on a major street. This digital map augments existing cycling map handouts, allowing for a more accessible and up-to-date digital option.

Bike Route Information Guide

Please refer to the Coquitlam’s Bike Route Information Guide (PDF) for more information on various types of bike facilities, cycling signs/markings and safe cycling tips. Free printed copies are also available at City facilities.

Tri-Cities Cycling Map

The Tri-Cities Cycling Map (PDF) is your go-to resource for local bike routes and connections. It also provides useful information involving bike lockers at SkyTrain stations plus the newly installed bike maintenance stations. Pick up your free printed version of the map at Coquitlam City Hall, recreation facilities and Coquitlam Public Library branches.

Did you know you can bring your bicycles onto buses and SkyTrain? Even if you work a long way from home, you have the option of completing a portion of your trip by bicycle. More information is available in the Tri-Cities Cycling Map, or visit TransLink’s cycling page.

Greenways

Greenways are linear public corridors for pedestrians and cyclists that connect activity centres throughout the City.

Greenways are split into citywide and neighbourhood designations:

  • citywide greenways are long, continuous routes that connect major destinations throughout the City. They are comparable to arterial streets for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • neighbourhood greenways are shorter and provide connections to local destinations.  They are comparable to local streets for pedestrians and cyclists.

As industry practice shifts towards accommodating cyclists of all ages and abilities, we are transitioning to facilities that are physically separated from vehicle traffic.  

Most greenways will include multi-use pathways (MUPs) with boulevards, pedestrian-scaled lighting, and landscaping treatments depending on available right-of-way.  In more urban settings, we may need to provide more separation between pedestrian, bicycle, and other modes of active transportation.

Bike Maintenance Stations

Coquitlam has installed public bike repair stations at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, and City Centre Aquatic Complex as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage cycling and be a bike-friendly community.

Features

The maintenance stations feature:

  • Adjustable arms for elevating bikes
  • Air pumps
  • Tools needed for basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs including:
    • An array of wrenches (Allen, headset, pedal and box)
    • Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers
    • Tire levers

Issues at Shops

If you encounter a problem with one of the maintenance stations please call Facilities Customer Service at 604-927-6300.

Off Road Cycling

For information on off-road cycling amenities in Coquitlam, see our list of parks with off-road cycling.