Bike ‘n Business

Harvest Community Foods

Bike ‘n Business

Helping to create bike-friendly businesses.

School:

SFU

Department:

Centre for Dialogue

Course:

SFU Semester at CityStudio

Instructors:

Duane Elverum, Janet Moore, Lena Soots

City of Vancouver Partners:

  • Neal Carley | Director, Streets
  • Krisztina Kassay | VIVA Vancouver, Street Activities
  • Rhys Williams | Manager, Streets
  • Jenniffer Sheel | Transportation, Street Activities
  • Eileen Curran | Planning and Development
  • Kevin Quinlan | Mayor's Office

Student Team:

  • Adrian Leung | UBC
  • Chanel Ly | SFU

Strategy:

  • Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)

City goal area(s):

  • Green Transportation
  • Lighter Footprint

Community partner:

Harvest Community Foods

Special thanks to the folks at Harvest including Michael Leung, Co-Founder, and Andrea Carlson, Chef & Manager. Thanks also to Karen Fung, M.A. Planning Candidate at UBC.

Summary

In partnership with local foods grocer and eatery Harvest Community Foods, Bike-n-Business (BNB) designed and piloted cost-effective cycling amenities, including helmet hooks for easy helmet storage, fixit kits that provide convenient bike maintenance tools, and bike-friendly decals and marketing materials. These amenities are designed to help make businesses more accessible and convenient for cyclists. BNB officially launched on December 8, 2012 at Harvest Community Foods.

The installation of bike lanes in Vancouver caused a lot of resistance from business owners that claim that their sales will decrease from the absence of parking spaces at their storefronts. Businesses like Harvest understand that there is a lot of potential in engaging cyclists on the Adanac Bikeway and hopes to increase their client base by doing so.