Better Environmentally Sound Transportation

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) was started in 1990 by a group of environmentally conscious cyclists to address problems that cyclists face daily on the road. It has evolved into an integrated voice for all alternative transportation issues.
BEST's main goal is to implement sustainable alternatives to the private automobile in order to foster a better quality of life for all British Columbians.
BEST's accomplishments to date include:
  • an annual ride for the environment
  • a community ride for cyclists
  • community bike skills workshops for bicycle maintenance and safety
  • the quarterly newsletter the Spoke'n'word
  • Bike to Work Week and Clean Air Commute (an annual challenge for employees to take alternatives to single occupancy vehicles)
  • a website with on-line information about the group's projects, activities, and upcoming events
Its two main projects are:
  • Our Community Bikes (197 West 17th Avenue; 879-2453), a store that reconditions used bikes and sells them at moderate prices (cyclists can rent tools to repair a bike in the store before buying it as well as repair their own bikes; mechanics are available to provide assistance)
  • Alternative Transportation Centre (ATC), which provides education, resources, and consulting services to individuals, communities, and workplaces
Category: Transportation
Organization: Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)
Address: 822--510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8
Phone: (604) 669-2860
Fax: (604) 669-2869
Contact: Cheeying Ho