Category Archives: Cycling

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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2013 Annual Conference Recap

Special thanks to everyone who joined us, either in person or virtually, for our second Annual Conference from October 25th-27th 2013. We are pleased to be able to confirm that we had representatives from 17 organizations from around the province among our delegates. Over the course of the weekend we were able to touch on [...]

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HUB and BCCC Join GetOnBoard BC

HUB and the BC Cycling Coalition have joined the GetOnBoard BC coalition. GetOnBoard BC is a non-partisan coalition of residents, students, workers, businesses, academics and other groups which works to improve public transit in Metro Vancouver. On joining the coalition, HUB released a statement: “HUB believes an efficient and reliable transit system is key to [...]

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De Facto Fiasco

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has produced a brand new decision involving two cars which adversely impacts a cyclist’s ability to pass vehicles on the right. Not only does the decision represent another nail in the passing on the right coffin, it underscores the necessity for legislative change. The facts of the case were [...]

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John Hathaway Bequest Boosts Hazard Removal and Maintenance Action Plan

Kick Off Meeting at BCCC Conference   At their AGM on October 6, the BC Randonneurs approved the granting of the John Hathaway Bequest to the British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) for the first phase of Cycling Hazard Removal and Maintenance Action Plan. John Hathaway, a founding member of the BC Randonneurs, bequeathed funds to [...]

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PRESS RELEASE – Better Cycling Facilities Means Mobility for Everyone – Not Just Cyclists

  April 29, 2013   Disability Advocates & Seniors Support Cycling Infrastructure Improvements     VANCOUVER, BC - Improved cycling facilities are not just for cyclists – people who use power wheelchairs, e-bikes and mobility scooters have seen significant benefits in accessibility from new bike lanes and paths in the City of Vancouver. Leaders in the disability community and seniors [...]

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PRESS RELEASE – Millions in Tourism Dollars Brought in By Bike

Studies Highlight Economic Value of Bicycle Tourism in British Columbia  Vancouver, BC - Research shows that cycling tourism is gaining traction as a vacation option for adventure-seeking and recreation-oriented adults. Recent studies commissioned by Travel Oregon and Vélo Québec demonstrate that cycle-tourists represent a new and untapped revenue stream that could bring hundreds of millions of new [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Bike to Vote Builds Momentum for May 14th Election

Provincial campaign encourages people to cycle to the polls Vancouver, BC – A new provincial campaign aims to build voter turnout and awareness of sustainable transportation issues in the upcoming election by asking people to do one simple thing – Bike to Vote. “It just makes sense. Most polling stations are within 2 – 5 [...]

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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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