Kelowna has the most extensive bicycle network in Canada for a city its size. The network continues to grow and improve year after year with the addition of new cycling infrastructure such as on street bike lanes, multi-use paths and, in the future, cycletracks (separated on-street bikeways).
The City is committed to continued expansion and improvement of the bicycle network and works diligently to plan and build new bikeways, such as the Rails with Trails project, as well as maintain existing paths including sweeping them several times per year.
With bike racks and bike lockers throughout the city, and even bike racks on all transit buses, you’ve got one bike-friendly community. Learn more about cycling programs and tips for cyclists at smartTRIPS. Familiarize yourself with Kelowna's Cycling Regulations [PDF]. The Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition has excellent resources for cyclists too and meets every first Thursday of the month.
Let’s Move Forward Together
Cyclists and motorists are moving forward on the road together. We all deserve the right to safe travel regardless of how we choose to get around and we can all look out for one another. To create a safe environment for everyone, it’s necessary to respect the rules of the road and other road users.
Whether you’re cycling as transportation, exercise or fun, you deserve to do so without feeling uncomfortable or in danger. For motorists, more cyclists may mean fewer vehicles on the road, which means less traffic to contend with! But it’s important to give cyclists the space they need and to be cautious when turning.
As we move forward together as a city, we’re creating the change we want to see – a safe, happy and healthy community.
Reporting Cycling Issues
To request the installation of a new bike lane, report bike lane maintenance or safety issues such as cars parking in bike lanes, use our online service request system.