Category Archives: Action

B.C. Government Funding 16 Bike Routes Across the Province

This year, the Government of B.C. through BikeBC is helping to fund 16 cycling projects in 13 communities around the Province. These cycling lanes, trails and paths include: Barriere – River Trail Network, Bartlett Road at Airfield Road to Yard Road at Highway 5 Capital Regional District – Rainbow Road (Salt Spring Island) separated bike path [...]

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Speed and Safety Review Update

Over the past few months, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has undertaken a Safety and Speed Review of highways between communities in B.C.  The British Columbia Cycling Coalition has strong concerns about traffic speeds on British Columbia’s roads and in particular their effect on the safety and comfort of people cycling. In our response to the [...]

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More Rail Trails in the Okanagan?

A magnificent Rail Trail opportunity may be alive in the Okanagan. With the bankruptcy of the Kelowna Pacific Railway it appears that there is no longer the economic viability to maintain a commercial rail line between Kelowna and Vernon. If that turns out to be the case then the Okanagan Rail Trail Society hopes to [...]

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Safety and Speed Review Needs to Ensure Cycling Safety is Improved

  The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is undertaking a Safety and Speed Review of highways between communities in B.C. One outcome could be the raising of speed on highways, many of which are popular cycling routes and in many cases, the only reasonable route. The British Columbia Cycling Coalition has strong concerns about traffic speeds [...]

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Sunshine Coast Transit Future Plan Report Back

On March 27, the BCCC was represented at the Sunshine Coast Transit Future Plan, Key Stakeholder Workshop 2. The workshop objectives included feedback on draft vision, goals, and targets, and input on the future transit network design and feedback on priorities for transit system changes. A submission was sent to BC Transit after the workshop. [...]

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George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, Phase 2 Consultation

Upcoming Time Deadline – The Government needs your input by April 2 Phase 2 Consultation is under way for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. Whether or not you frequently use the tunnel, this is the opportunity for your input. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is trying to narrow down the potential scenarios for [...]

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Cycling and the BC 2013 Election

We believe that investing in cycling will help create safer streets for people of all ages, healthier & more connected communities, long-term savings in health care & transportation costs and significant economic benefits for the Province of B.C. With this in mind I encourage you to visit our election page to learn more about the [...]

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Ironworkers Memorial Bridge – Wider Sidewalk Design Proceeding

Some good progress to report. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is proceeding with the detailed design to widen Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (IWMB) sidewalks to 2.5 metres and add suicide prevention barriers. The design work is almost complete and it is anticipated that a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the building the wider sidewalks will go [...]

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Improving and Enhancing Cycling & Pedestrian Services on BC Ferries

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and BC Ferries Corporation (BCFC) are asking ferry users to provide feedback on how to make the service relevant, affordable and sustainable in the years to come. After years of building ferries suited to automotive traffic, BCFC is considering how cyclists, pedestrians and transit will fit in its modal mix. [...]

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