YVR’s reputation as a transportation hub is expanding to include bicycles with the Airport Authority’s win as one of the region’s most bike-friendly businesses. Awarded annually by HUB
, Metro Vancouver’s largest cycling coalition, the awards celebrate businesses that encourage employees and customers to cycle by providing commuting facilities, incentives and education programs. The Airport Authority earned Runner Up status in the Most Bike Friendly Workplace category, with ING Direct garnering top honours. Other 2012 award winners included BC Hydro and Harbour Centre Building Ltd. in the Most Bike Friendly Building category.
HUB recognized the Airport Authority’s promotion of year-round cycling transportation, highlighting its Green Commuter and Wellness incentive programs, on-site cycling facilities and the dedicated cycling infrastructure on its Sea Island home.
Cyclists will find marked bike lanes adjacent to traffic lanes on YVR’s major roadways, as well as off-cycling routes connecting major thoroughfares on Sea Island. Public bike racks can be found on Arrivals Level 2, close to the International Terminal, at both the Templeton and Sea Island Canada Line stations, and at the South Terminal Building. And because bikes are allowed on Canada Line, cyclists can easily head to YVR for a day of exploration.
One of the best year-round cycling trips on Sea Island is the route along Ferguson Road to Iona Beach Regional Park. The park features a four-kilometre jetty ideal for cycling, along with sandy beaches and marshy trails that are home to thousands of migratory birds. Plan a cycling route with this Sea Island bike map