Projects

Third Wave Cycling and its principals have undertaken a wide variety of cycling projects including cycling master plans, bicycle parking studies, design and business plans for bicycle stations, the evaluation of the benefits of cycling and cycling marketing and promotion.

Bikeway Network Master Plan

District of West Kelowna

Third Wave Cycling developed the first bicycle master plan for the District of West Kelowna. With limiting existing cycling infrastructure, a large land area, a small tax base and strong demand from residents for a safe and effective cycling network, the short-term strategy is to implement innovative cost-effective facilities attractive to people of all ages and abilities in a minimum amount of time. Over the longer term, recommendations included the leveraging of new development and road system renewal to create high-quality facilities to complete and enhance the cycling network. A core objective of the process was the active engagement of residents to encourage them to take ownership of the plan.

Cycling Support Services Study

TransLink

Third Wave Cycling developed strategies to improve bicycle access to transit stations; bicycle and transit integration; bicycle parking; and end-of-trip facilities for TransLink's Long Range Regional Cycling Strategy based on best practices from around the world adapted to the local context. Long range estimates of amount and cost of bicycle parking in Metro Vancouver region required for various cycling investment scenarios were included.

This project also involved identifying and prioritising locations for bicycle stations and bicycle parking. Once the top location for a bicycle station was identified, a design and business case was developed.

CYCLING AND THE CANADA LINE

Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition

The goal of this initiative, undertaken by Mr. Becker on behalf of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, was to make cycling with transit trips so seamless that people who drive would reconsider their choice mode of transportation and move towards the cycling-transit option. Components included routes to stations, access on the station property from road to the platform, bicycle parking and bicycles on the trains. The paper addressed strategic directions as well as detail designs that would make the trip a pleasant experience. The process included an extensive 500-cyclist survey as well as consultation through a working group of cyclists. The results were presented to the Canada Line Board, City of Vancouver staff and project staff.

BUSINESS CASE FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Go for Green

This report evaluated the environmental, social and economic benefits of cycling and walking. The work involved literature search and the building of a model to consolidate and estimate the benefits given current and target mode shares. The report also summarized the current state of cycling and walking in Canada and built the case for increased investment in cycling and walking by the federal government. Mr. Campbell completed this work in his role as Manager of Active Transportation for Better Environmentally Sound Transportation.

FREEWHEELIN' CYCLING GUIDE

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation

Nine municipal editions of the Freewheelin' Cycling Guide where produced and 500,000 copies where distributed to households in Metro Vancouver. The release was accompanied by a radio and media campaign. It included a pullout map of bicycle routes and featured information on bikes on transit, safety, repair, parking, clothing and dealing with weather. The guide avoided bike jargon and featured average people in everyday clothes to appeal to a large audience. Mr. Campbell completed this work in his role as Manager of Active Transportation for Better Environmentally Sound Transportation.

BIKE STATIONS AND BIKE GARAGES ASSESSMENT

This report features on-the-ground assessments of several bike stations and garages near transit and rail stations in North American and European cities including Münster, Köln, Karlsruhe, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Malmo, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco, compiled during visits in 2008. The report includes analysis from a marketing focusing on customer services and needs perspectives. Urban design, demand and security issues were addressed as well.

REGIONAL CYCLING DATA COLLECTION

Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition

The project involved compiling new addition to the regional bicycle network, the evaluation of the alternative route network and the collection of the locations of bicycle and pedestrian signals from the municipalities. The results of this project informed updates to the regional bicycle map and on-line trip planning tools. Routes were evaluated by consulting Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition members, meeting bicycle advisory committees, interviewing municipal staff and conducting the ground assessments. Mr. Campbell was project manager for Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition on this project which was untaken on behave of TransLink.