Biking

biking

Vernon residents consistently express a desire to ride bicycles more often. Residents have shown a growing interest in the benefits cycling can provide to their lifestyles. These benefits can be wide-ranging:

  • Cycling generates no greenhouse gas emissions, improving individual and community footprints.
  • Cycling is a cost effective way for commuting to and from work and can significantly lower your gas budget.
  • With the constant improvement of bike path and road infrastructure, cycling is becoming a more efficient use of public road space.
  • Cycling provides a low impact form of exercise and can increase heart rate and muscle production with minimal strain on joints.
  • Including cycling into your lifestyle mitigates stress and adds fun.

However, many residents say they would cycle more if they felt safer, and frequently inquire about safety practices. For these reasons, The City of Vernon is committed to making cycling easier for residents and visitors by providing an extensive network of cycling routes around the city, and promoting safe and healthy travel. The City of Vernon makes cycling a high priority in its transportation plans and provides community bike initiatives and safety programs.

Related Information
Bike to Work and School Week 2018

The City of Vernon  ​is gearing up for Bike to Work and School Week, our community-wide celebration of all things bicycle-related. Every year, Vernon residents trade in their cars for two wheels and get around by bike for a week. 

Many people own bicycles and haven't considered using them for daily transportation. Our goal is to motivate people of all ages to try cycling to work, to school, to go shopping, or out for dinner, perhaps for the first time… and maybe fall in love with the freedom that cycling provides! This helps shift behaviour towards healthy, sustainable transportation.

Last year, over 44,000 riders from across BC participated, cycling a total of 1,109,340 km and saving 240,582 kg of greenhouse gas emissions.

Visit https://www.biketowork.ca/ to register and learn more about Bike to Work and School Week.

 

Stolen Bicycle Recovery Form
Biking, Cycling and Hiking maps
25 Year Master Transportation Plan

25 Year Master Transportation Plan

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Pedestrian and Bike Master plan

Pedestrian and Bike Master Plan

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Vernon Community Bike Routes

Vernon Community Bike Routes
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Greater Vernon Hiking and Biking Routes Map

Ribbons of Green Trail Society has created an interactive map of hiking and biking trails in the Greater Vernon area. 

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Vernon Community Bike Map

Vernon Community Bike Map

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Cycling & Transit

Cycling and Transit

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