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May 23, 2019 Return to Headlines

Hop on Your Wheels to Celebrate Bike to Work Week in Coquitlam

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, May 23, 2019 – If you want to consider swapping four wheels for two for your daily commute or even adding cycling to your recreation activities, you can look to the City of Coquitlam for support.

We have two public events to celebrate Bike to Work Week Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2 and want residents and visitors to Coquitlam to know of our services for cyclists, including route maps, bike repair stations and over 65 kilometres of bike routes.

  • Wednesday, May 29, 3:30 – 6 p.m. at Foster Avenue and Poirier Street., and
  • Thursday, May 30, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Guildford Way and Pinetree Way (plaza in front of City Hall).

Non-profit organization HUB Cycling is partnering with Coquitlam and other cities across Metro Vancouver for Bike to Work Week, which promotes the health and environmental benefits of bike commuting with education, “celebration stations” and a bike-to-work challenge. Coquitlam’s celebration stations will offer free drinks, snacks, quick bike maintenance and prize giveaways.

The City’s participation in Bike to Work Week is part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable transportation, including cycling and transit.

Cycling Resources and Services
Resources and services for cycling in Coquitlam include:

  • About 66 kilometres of bike routes including separated multi-use pathways on United Boulevard, King Edward Street, Mariner Way, Como Lake Avenue, King Albert Avenue, Poirier Street, Coast Meridian Road., David Avenue, Johnson Street and Pinetree Way;
  • Construction is underway on the Lougheed Greenway, which starts at the Coquitlam Central transit exchange and runs south along the west side of Lougheed Highway;
  • Bike repair stations at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) and City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way), with tools for changing a flat, adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and other basic repairs and maintenance;
  • Free copies of the updated Tri-Cities Cycling Map, featuring hundreds of kilometres of regional routes, available online at www.coquitlam.ca/cycling; and
  • A brochure promoting safe and courteous biking, in print at City facilities and online at www.coquitlam.ca/cycling.

With the right gear, cycling is possible almost year-round in Coquitlam.

Register for Bike to Work Week for Chance to Win Prizes

Coquitlam bike commuters are encouraged to register for Bike to Work Week individually or as a team and log their trips, for a chance to win prizes and help collect data HUB uses to work with cities to improve cycling infrastructure.
More information about the Bike to Work Week events and registration, and cycling in Coquitlam, can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/cycling .

Media contact:
Dragana Mitic
Manager, Transportation