The project was collaborated with HUB Cycling – a non-profit group that advocates cycling to school, to work and everywhere in between.
There is a new feature on the Coquitlam local app designed to help cyclists safely transition from “A” to “B”.
The CoquitlamConnect app now includes an interactive map that shows bike routes throughout the city as well as the greater Vancouver area, thanks to a completed $ 20,000 project.
Funded by the city’s Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP) – which is expected to provide more than $ 4 million in aid by early 2022 since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – the goal is to provide and direct two-wheeled commuters safely, whether for transportation or leisure purposes.
Starting in November, CoquitlamConnect will display route data collected by TransLink and HUB Cycling while showing the ‘skill levels’ of main, side and main streets.
“This digital map complements existing cycling map documents, allowing for a more accessible and up-to-date digital option,” said Danny Bandiera, Coquitlam’s director of information and communications technology in a press release.
“The map is a valuable resource because the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for the City to invest in cycling infrastructure, education and promotion due to an increase in popularity. To build on this momentum, City staff are exploring more cost-effective solutions. and rapidly deployable means to fill the gaps in its cycling and micromobility network. “
Micromobility networks include bicycles and scooters, adds Bandiera.
This is the latest step in the City of Coquitlam’s plan to promote active transportation and cycling, which includes increasing the number of bicycle parking spaces and maintenance stations.
On a day-to-day basis, the Coquitlam app provides its users with information about services such as city facilities, event-related jobs, and Wi-Fi hotspots.
For more information, you can visit the CoquitlamConnect page on the city’s website.
The app can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play.