The City of Coquitlam is committed to sustainable modes of transportation and has 117 km of cycling infrastructure, including 32 km of multi-use pathways.
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.
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.
Watch for details on our fall Go by Bike Week event.
We support HUB Cycling’s Bike to Shop campaign, which encourages people to bicycle to a number of supporting local businesses.
We are hosting a Celebration Station event with HUB to help educate new cyclists on:
Gear up for your cycling adventures by picking up cycling maps, free snacks and HUB swag. You can also find out about HUB’s Streetwise cycling course, and get details on participating businesses.
Join us at our Celebration Station event.
There are local businesses added to HUB's area maps to encourage people to shop locally by bike. Austin Heights is one of Coquitlam's great neighbourhoods with several buisnesses providing gift cards as prizes to cyclists that take part in HUB's social media scavenger hunt. Interested participants can sign up for the Coquitlam challenge at HUB Cycling.
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.
The new map makes use of cycling route data from Metro Vancouver municipalities that was collected by TransLink and HUB Cycling. 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.
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.
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.
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 about the project.
Greenways are linear public corridors for pedestrians and cyclists that connect activity centres throughout the city and split into city-wide and neighbourhood designations.
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.
The project extends along Guildford Way from the Port Moody border to Pinetree Way and will provide an upgrade to the existing painted bicycle lane by providing users protection from vehicles through physically-separated micromobility/cycling lanes.
Details on the project, which is to be completed in several phases are available at coquitlam.ca/GuildfordGreenway.
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.
The maintenance stations feature:
If you encounter a problem with one of the maintenance stations please call Facilities Customer Service at 604-927-6300.
For information on off-road cycling amenities in Coquitlam, see our list of parks with off-road cycling.