Do you feel that cycling should be safer in BC?
We believe everyone should have the right to feel safe on the road, and for families to enjoy precious time together, enjoying fresh air and exercise.
We want the province to improve conditions for cyclists in B.C. by investing in expanded bike networks, improving safety education for drivers and cyclists, and update the Motor Vehicle Act. We are pressuring the government to adopt a safer passing law to help ensure that drivers pass people cycling by at least 1.5m.
We have made progress
Thanks to the generous donations from folks like you, we have helped convince the B.C. Government to develop an Active Transportation Strategy in 2019 to make cycling safer and more attractive. They state that lessons learned from Netherlands and Denmark will help inform the new B.C. Strategy. They say they are making sure that major projects such as bridges are designed to make walking and cycling use as safe and convenient as possible.
In September, the Union of BC Municipalities passed a resolution urging the Province to update the Motor Vehicle Act to improve the safety of all road users. In November, the Finance Committee recommended that the B.C. Government eliminate the PST on electric bikes.
Still, there is much work to be done. We need your help. To dramatically increase investment in bike networks and to change legislation takes persistence and resources. That’s why we ask for your donation, especially now when whatever you donate could be doubled!
To support our work toward improving conditions for cycling, the BC Cycling Coalition has a target of raising $10,000 during this holiday season. That’s why we ask for your donation, especially now when donations of $100 or more will be matched by anonymous donors up to $2000. But this offer ends in the first week of the new year.
It is fair that people of all ages and abilities should be able to cycle safely, conveniently and enjoyably in any community in BC. Does every family in BC feel safe going for a ride with the kids? This is our vision. This the way it should be.
Help us get there. Please donate and help us get matching funds.
Thank you, and we wish you a safe and happy New Year!
Richard Campbell, Executive Director, BC Cycling Coalition