Province Starts Consultation on Active Transportation

The Province has started consultation on active transportation! This is a great opportunity to make cycling safer and more comfortable for everyone in BC. Input will be excepted until April 15. 

The development of an active transportation strategy with significant investment in and policy support for cycling, walking and rolling has be the major objective of the BC Cycling Coalition over the last few years. Our reps have already participated in the two stakeholder forums in Vancouver and Surrey and a facilities design guidelines meeting. 

Minister Trevena states:

By investing in strong, sustainable communities I believe we can build a better B.C. for ourselves, our kids and our grandchildren.

As part of CleanBC, we want to work in partnership with communities to improve active transportation infrastructure that connects the places where people live, work, learn and play. Transforming how we get around not only helps to reduce pollution, it can lead to healthier outcomes for people and make our communities cleaner and more livable.

Through this site, British Columbians are encouraged to bring their ideas about the ways governments can work together to build new active transportation infrastructure or better support existing network connections. Your input is valuable so please join the conversation!

Working together, we can make communities more livable with investments in cleaner transportation options that are convenient and affordable.

On the investment side, we are encouraged that the CleanBC plan states: 

Among global leaders in active transportation, annual per-person investments are growing. The Netherlands spends $48 per person per year on active transportation programs; Denmark invests $34 per person, and New Zealand recently announced an investment of $24 per person on infrastructure, education, promotion and safety. Lessons learned in these leading jurisdictions
will help to inform the new B.C. strategy.
 

Take Action

Questions will be posted on the active transportation website every two weeks.

The first question is: 

What does active transportation mean to you and how does it fit into your life? Please respond here.

Input and submissions can also be emailed to [email protected]

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