Richard Campbell

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of you to improve cycling around Vancouver and BC through HUB, BEST, Canada Bikes and the BCCC. Working with political leaders and staff in all levels of government, we have had many successes. From wider sidewalks on the Lions Gate Bridge and the Ironworks Bridge, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Path on the Canada Line Bridge, to the Central Valley Greenway. All told, these improvements total around $70 million.

While there are many reasons why I work to move cycling forward, what I find most rewarding is seeing more and more people cycling. Especially families with children.

Still, there is much to do. BC is a large province with great potential.

We need cycle tracks along main streets so people can safely and comfortably cycle to shops, cafes, restaurants, offices and other businesses.

We need safe connections between communities for locals and tourists. At least wide shoulders free of debris and preferable paths separated from high speed traffic.

We need to improve the Motor Vehicle Act or even better, replace it with a modern road users act that makes the safety of people cycling and walking the priority. Key changes include removing the requirement to ride single file allowing you to legally ride beside friends and families and a safe passing distance law.

We need improved standards for paths and roads ensuring that obstacles are not placed on or near bicycle paths, that fencing and railings do not cause crashes or serious injuries and that shoulders are wide, well maintained and kept clear of hazards. 

We need need to build stronger more organized cycling community across the Province to encourage leaders to make commitments to improve cycling and to provide the grassroots support they need when they show leadership in moving cycling.

We need your support to make this all happen. As the BCCC not a charity, we can’t issue tax receipts. However, that means we are not limited in the amount of money that we can and will devote for advocacy.

I look forward to continue working with you to make this beautiful province a great place for people of all ages to enjoy cycling.

Thank you for your great work and support.


  • posted about Everyone Updates on Facebook 2016-04-22 21:52:29 -0700
    It’s Earth Day

    My Vision for Cycling and Walking

    Create Your Own Vision for the Cycling and Walking for Everyone Petition

    It is time for bold action now to enable every child, woman and man in BC to cycle or walk for their everyday trips. 

    The British Columbia Cycling Coalition is recommending that as part of the new Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of BC invest a billion dollars over ten years in cycling and walking to make this happen. Cycling and walking will become attractive choices for everyone, leading to significantly improved fitness and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, congestion, and traffic injuries and fatalities.

    To help make this a reality, please share some or all of the following:

    • your vision for cycling in your community or BC
    • what a billion for cycling and walking would mean to your family, friends, community, organization or business
    • what cycling and walking improvements you would really like to see in your community
    • why cycling is important to you

    You can also include a cycling photo or an image that inspires you.

    Then share it with your friends to encourage them to sign the Cycling for Everyone - Billion for Bikes petition!


  • responded to Help Make BC Great for Cycling & Walking with submitted 2016-04-24 13:26:20 -0700

    Help Make BC Great for Cycling & Walking

    Imagine that within ten years, you, your family and friends can safely and comfortably cycle or walk to work, school, and shopping as well as for recreation and exercise. To make this happen, we are urging the BC Government to invest $1 billion over ten years in safe biking and walking networks in communities around the Province including yours.

    Your generous donation can help make this a reality!


  • Cycling and walking can increase productivity

    Studies have shown that there are significant benefits to employers of having staff that are physically active. People who participate in physical activities report fewer days off due to illness (by 6-32%), lower turnover rates , lower healthcare costs (by 20-55%) and increased productivity (by 2-52%) than non-physically active employees

    Commuting by active transportation allows people to build physical activity into their daily routine. With people’s many responsibilities and daily time commitments, using active transportation may indeed be the only way they can get the daily physical activity they require. They just don't have time to go to the gym. Commuting by active transportation may prove to be more acceptable and more cost-efficient than programmes that focus on activities at the work site during the day. 

    There is an opportunity cost to participants of organized physical activity programs at work such as exercise, aerobic, spin or yoga classes. Such activities involve either the employer allowing the employee to take time off or the employee engaging in these activities during work breaks. 

    The majority of organizations that have tracked the results of physical activity programs or initiatives report that participating employees are pleased with the results.

    Employees report that physical activity improves:

    • Personal productivity;
    • Relaxation;
    • Self-confidence;
    • Job satisfaction;
    • Morale;
    • Stamina;
    • Sleep;
    • Enjoyment of work
    • Reaction time;
    • Mental alertness;
    • Memory; and
    • Mental concentration

    The ability of a physically active executive group to make complex decisions increases dramatically compared to non-exercisers. Studies suggest that those who exercise work at full efficiency all day, amounting to a 12.5% increase in productivity over those who do not exercise. 

    In companies with employee physical activity initiatives, the improvements in productivity and reductions in absenteeism, turnover and injury can result in a benefit of $513 per worker per year. 
    More here (page 25).


  • Copenhagen's Cycle Super Highways Success Followed Defeat of Congestion Charge

    A total of 28 routes with 467 km of cycle super highways are planned in the Copenhagen region. Eleven of these will be ready by the end of 2018. It’s a remarkable story of regional cooperation, forged by one big city and 21 of its smaller suburban neighbors, who came together around a common vision for moving commuters from using their cars to riding their bicycles.

    Ironically, this regional success started with a failure. Back in 2007, city leaders in Copenhagen began looking for a way to reduce automobile congestion in the city center. They aimed to do what London and Stockholm did around the same time: create a “congestion charge” on cars entering the city.

    Protests kicked up from the municipalities around Copenhagen. Their citizens would be particularly burdened by the extra cost to go to work or do other errands in the city. The project was dumped. With no congestion toll in sight, Copenhagen decided to tackle the problem from a completely different angle. Instead of deterring driving, why not encourage biking?

    In some ways, the bike plan benefitted from the failed attempt at the congestion charge. For one thing, it was more of a “carrot” than a “stick” so the suburban communities were more open to it. One result of all this participation is that the cycling network includes a number of suburb-to-suburb routes. It’s not all hub-and-spoke routes radiating out from Copenhagen.

    If inclusiveness was one goal, another was to dream big. Streuli didn’t want the original vision to be hampered by worries about cost. This freed the planners to develop innovative ideas like timing stop lights at road crossings to favor bikes rather than cars. Another idea was to include “conversation lanes” wide enough for two people to ride side-by-side and talk.

    To encourage municipal participation, a cost-sharing structure was set up. Municipalities only pay half of the construction costs. Most of the other half is covered by a subsidy from a national fund for supporting bicycling.

    A six-person secretariat was also set up as a neutral body to administer the project. Policy is set by a steering committee made up of executive-level civil servants from all participating municipalities. A project group consisting of traffic planners and other more technical people meets four times a year.

    More at: http://citiscope.org/story/2014/copenhagen-bicycle-super-highways-push-regional-cooperation-new-level


  • Germany is Building a 101km Cycle Super Highway

    Germany is building an Autobahn for bikes as a way to help nourish its growing cycling culture among commuters. When completed, the Radschnellweg (translation: "fast bike path") RS1 will be 101 km of dedicated bike path, running between the cities of Duisburg and Hamm.

    "The RS1 is not only a pioneer project for modern transport policy in North Rhine-Westphalia, but for all over Germany and beyond," says Ulrich Syberg, of the ADFC (a German bike association and advocate group). "When it’s ready, the world will look upon the Ruhr area and wonder, how many people can you motivate to switch from the car to the bike, and much this will relieve congestion in city centers."

    More at: http://bigthink.com/natalie-shoemaker/germany-is-building-a-62-mile-bicycle-highway

    We need Cycle Super Highways like this in BC. Help make them happen. Please sign the Cycling and Walking for Everyone petition and share it with your friends, family and co-workers.


  • Let the Premier know you want more cycling funding

    With the May 2017 Provincial Election looming, Premier Clark has indicated that Provincial spending will increase. This is an ideal time to encourage her to invest in cycling and walking.

    From the Vancouver Sun:

    Premier Christy Clark will use Metro Vancouver’s two byelections to test-drive her newest promise to voters: That her governing Liberal party is ready to return untold financial “dividends” to starved government programs and services, after several years of austerity.

    Carey Doberstein, assistant professor of political science at the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus says:

    “She is clearly cognizant of the interest Canadians expressed in government making increased investments in infrastructure, education and health care through the election of the Trudeau government in the fall, but is also committed to restraining government spending and balanced budgets.”

    The Government seems to recognize the value of cycling. In the run-up to the last election, the $7 million of cycling for municipalities was announced through MLAs offices. The $20 million widening of the sidewalks on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge was announced on the last day possible before the official election period.

    Since the last election, cycling funding was increase by 50% to $18 million over three years. In addition, $7 million has been invested on the Stanley Park Causeway upgrades and the Province has contributed $7 million towards the Okanagan Rail Trail. 

    Still, much more funding is required to enable everyone to cycle and walk for their daily trips. While bike paths and protected bike lanes are a bargain that will benefit far more people per dollar invested than other transportation projects, it does take a significant amount of cash to build networks of them in communities around the Province. For example:

    • Metro Vancouver: $850 million
    • Capital Regional District: $275 million
    • City of Kelowna: $267 million
    • City of Chilliwack: $27 Million
    • City of Kamloops: $13 Million

    Help show Premier Clark that there is strong support for investment in cycling. Please sign the Cycling and Walking for Everyone petition and share it with your friends, family and co-workers.

    Take Action

    Please Premier Clark know that you want more cycling. Let them know what greatly improved cycling would mean for your family and community. 

    Email [email protected] and cc:

    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected][email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],  [email protected][email protected], [email protected],,

    You can find more details on what we are proposing here.

    Here are our recommendations:

    I call upon the Government of BC to enable everyone in BC to cycle & walk in safety as part of their daily lives by implementing an Active Transportation Strategy that includes:

    • Investing $1 billion over the next ten years to:
      • Upgrade cycling & walking facilities on provincial roads & bridges
      • Complete cycling & walking networks in communities across BC
      • Provide safe routes to school for children
      • Build trails & routes for cycling & walking tourism
    • Ensuring that paths & protected bike lanes can be safely shared by people using wheelchairsskateboards & in-line skates
    • Enhancing cycling education for children & adults
    • Promoting cycling & walking
    • Encouraging electric bike use by eliminating the PST & providing rebates

  • Clark, Horgan Disagree on Use of Carbon Tax Revenue for Green Transportation

    In an article in the Vancouver Sun, Premier Christy Clark and Opposition Leader John Horgan are taking opposite positions on what to do with revenue from an increase in the Carbon Tax.

    A Liberal government won’t spend that money, said the Premier. “The only way you’d ever see any carbon tax increase in British Columbia would be if it truly was revenue neutral,”

    Horgan says, “You discourage the consumption or the creation of (greenhouse gas emissions) by pricing them, and also take any revenues from that and drive it into further reducing the dependence on them. And I think that’s something the public goes, ‘Well that makes sense.’”

    NDP leader Horgan said he’d follow the Alberta NDP government’s new carbon tax plan, which earmarks much of the estimated $3 billion in new revenue in that province for energy-efficiency investments like expanded public transit.

    While the Alberta plan specifically includes cycling and walking, so far Horgan has not stated publicly that they support using Carbon Tax revenue for cycling. We are following up with him to help ensure BC follows Alberta's lead.

    Certainly, a Carbon Tax is not the only possible source of funding for cycling and walking. The $1 billion over ten years could come from a variety of sources including a reallocation of transportation budget, predicted budget surpluses, cutting the tax break on those earning over $150,000 or a tax on sugary drinks.

    Still, funding is also needed for transit. Using some of the Carbon Tax to provide people with transportation choices does seem like a good idea. Also rather puzzling that they would take positions before the Climate Leadership Plan public input period that will  begin soon.

    Part of the success of the Carbon Tax could be due to the large increase in transit in the Lower Mainland including the opening of the Canada Line. Without a lot more funding for sustainable transportation, any increase in the Carbon Tax is less likely to be as successful in reducing transportation related emissions.

    Either way, we need to show there is a lot of support for increased funding for cycling and walking. Please sign the petition and share it with your friends.

    Photograph by: CHAD HIPOLITO , THE CANADIAN PRESS


  • commented on Marinoni Movie Fundraisers for Bike Safety 2015-11-21 16:28:34 -0800
    This really should get to adwords now
  • commented on Landowners, farmers oppose KVR trail plan 2015-11-21 15:55:59 -0800
    Hi Tim

    Good point. I’ve updated the article.

    Thanks

    Richard
  • posted about Cycle and Live 6 Months Longer - Dutch Study on Facebook 2015-11-19 21:28:09 -0800
    Cycling for Everyone: $1 Billion. Cycling & Living Longer: Priceless! Please sign the petition.

    Cycle and Live 6 Months Longer - Dutch Study

    A recent study reports that "Cyclists in the Netherlands live on average six months longer than their non-biking counterparts. Each year about 6,500 deaths are prevented in the country."

    The findings of the Healthy Urban Living research program undertaken at the University of Utrecht, published in the June 11 edition of the American Journal of Public Health also report that:

    The average Dutch person cycles about 75 minutes each week. That accounts for over a quarter of all trips made. We knew that our cycling culture made us healthier, but it wasn’t until recently that we learnt just how much. Researchers from Utrecht combined cycling statistics with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) new computational tool for the study.

    More at: Dutch bikers live six months longer

    The health benefits are one of the main reasons the BC Cycling Coalition is recommending the BC Government invest $1 billion over ten years to enable all the people of the province to cycle, walking or use other light-weight mobility devices for their daily trips. Please sign the Cycling and Walking for Everyone petition.


  • Good news - Investing in Cycling Recommended by BC Finance Committee!

    Some good news! The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services recommendations include investing to expand cycling infrastructure and safety education. The BC Cycling Coalition presented our recommendations including investing $1 billion over 10 years in cycling and walking to the Committee in September.

    Specifically, the recommendation on page 48 of the report state:

    1. Invest in improvements to expand cycling infrastructure, promote cycling as an alternative transportation model and to increase cycling safety awareness and education among cyclists and drivers. 

    The report also states on page 46:

    Cycling

    Several submissions detailed the importance of promoting cycling, suggesting this is an area with huge potential to grow and thus provide B.C. communities with more affordable transportation choices and increased economic and health benefits for the province. The British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) presented to the Committee in Richmond with their suggestions for developing a comprehensive Active Transportation Strategy including infrastructure, Super Cycleways and electric bicycles. The BC Healthy Living Alliance (BCHLA) also supported the benefits to the province of creating a Provincial Active Transportation Strategy, giving examples of how this is already being developed in other provinces, including Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

    The BCCC asserted that with sufficient investment and policy support, cycling and walking can become practical options for many more people, leading to significantly improved fitness, reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and traffic congestion and fatalities. They propose that with additional investment in this area, it will be possible to further increase tourism, reduce health care costs, increase workplace productivity, attract talented workers and reduce the societal costs of traffic fatalities and injuries. The BCCC report suggests that many people want to cycle more, with approximately 65 percent indicating they would ride more if there were separated bike lanes that protected cyclists from traffic. 

    The report has been sent to the Legislature who will likely approve the new budget in the Spring.

    The recommendation from the Committee is a good sign. Still, it will take a lot of effort to encourage the Government to invest more in cycling. Please sign and share the petition and donate to our Billions for Bikes Campaign.

     


  • Cycling could save cities $25 trillion

    A new study indicates that an increase cycling could save $25 trillion and reduce transportation-related CO2 emissions 10 percent by 2050.

    From VeloNews.com

    According to the study published by University of California (UCD), Davis, a combination of investments and public policies could bring the global average of bike and e-bike use up 14 percent by 2050 (of urban kilometers). Savings of around $25 trillion could be achieved by reducing the need for new car-related infrastructure and maintenance.

    “Cycling is a crucial means of transport for millions of people around the world,” said Brian Cookson, president of the UCI. “This report demonstrates that, if more governments followed good examples like the Netherlands or Denmark to make their cities better for cycling, we’d see huge benefits from lower carbon emissions, hugely reduced costs in transport infrastructure, and potentially safer, healthier places.”

    The $1 billion for cycling and walking over ten years that the BC Cycling Coalition is recommending could increase cycling mode share to around %12 by 2025, well on the way to the 2050 target of 23% in the study.

    More in the Executive Summary. Here is the BC Cycling Coalition Climate Leadership Plan Submission.

    Info graphics from The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

    Please sign the petition and share it with your friends, family and coworkers!

    We need your support to make this all happen. As the BCCC not a charity, we can’t issue tax receipts. However, that means we are not limited in the amount of money that we can and will devote for advocacy. Please donate to support the Billions for Bikes campaign.


  • Lets Make this Beautiful Province a Great Place to Cycle

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of you to improve cycling around Vancouver and BC through HUB, BEST, Canada Bikes and the BCCC. Working with political leaders and staff in all levels of government, we have had many successes. From wider sidewalks on the Lions Gate Bridge and the Ironworks Bridge, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Path on the Canada Line Bridge, to the Central Valley Greenway. All told, these improvements total around $70 million.

    While there are many reasons why I work to move cycling forward, what I find most rewarding is seeing more and more people cycling. Especially families with children.

    Still, there is much to do. BC is a large province with great potential.

    We need cycle tracks along main streets so people can safely and comfortably cycle to shops, cafes, restaurants, offices and other businesses.

    We need safe connections between communities for locals and tourists. At least wide shoulders free of debris and preferable paths separated from high speed traffic.

    We need improved standards for paths and roads ensuring that obstacles are not placed on or near bicycle paths, that fencing and railings do not cause crashes or serious injuries and that shoulders are wide, well maintained and kept clear of hazards. 

    We need a billion for bikes so we can fast track the completion of all ages and abilities cycling networks across the province. It is time for bold action.

    Please sign the petition and share it with your friends, family and coworkers!

    We need need to build stronger more organized cycling community across the Province to encourage leaders to make commitments to improve cycling and to provide the grassroots support they need when they show leadership in moving cycling.

    We need your support to make this all happen. As the BCCC not a charity, we can’t issue tax receipts. However, that means we are not limited in the amount of money that we can and will devote for advocacy. Please donate to support the Billions for Bikes campaign.

    I look forward to continue working with you to make this beautiful province a great place for people of all ages to enjoy cycling.

    Thank you for your great work and support.


  • posted about Remove the PST and Add Rebates for Electric Bikes on Facebook 2016-12-28 22:57:50 -0800
    I just signed!

    Remove the PST and Add Rebates for Electric Bikes

    Currently in B.C. bicycles and transportation fares are exempt from PST charges, and clean energy vehicles are eligible for rebates up to $5,000. Purchases of new electric bicycles, and their electric parts, are charged PST, and are not eligible for rebates. Something doesn’t seem right here, does it?

    Take Action: Email the Premier

    For a brief period of time, when B.C. was running the HST tax, electric bikes did, in fact, receive tax exemptions. It seems that in the transition back to the system we currently use, minor details such as taxes on assisted bikes slipped through the cracks.  

    For small business owners however, this detail feels rather significant. "It's really quite a hassle." Says Paul Dragan of Reckless Bikes. "When repairing an electric bike, we have to charge PST on the electric parts like the battery and motor while there is no PST on the bike parts like wheels and brakes.". Creating two separate lines, and a once unnecessary step to small business’s financial records, is cumbersome and aggravating.

    For individuals, the re-added tax could be a barrier to purchasing, or converting to, an e-bike. Electric bikes suitable for commuting typically cost $1500-$3000, making the suggested PST exemption worth about $105 - $210 for buyers, plus on-going PST charges on maintaining parts. Additionally, a rebate would provide financial incentives for individuals to incorporate active transportation into their daily lives.

    Electric bikes are being studied by biking centres around the world. The Netherlands, and Norway have measured significant increases in bicycle trip length, and frequency due to use of electric bikes.  In 2013, a survey in the Netherlands reported that 5 percent of the total population, and 10 percent of the 60+ population owned an e-bike, and those with electric models ride twice as many kilometers compared to the 60+ cyclists with a regular bike. In 2014, they found that those with e-bikes rode 22% more kilometres per week, and the average commuting distance rose from 6.3 to 9.8 kilometres. Assisted bikes make up 21% of bicycles sales in the Netherlands.

    Electric bicycles remove accessibility barriers by allowing riders to conquer hills, speeds, and distances that would otherwise be impossible for some people. These machines, that emit zero carbon, make active transportation a viable option for a broader population, opening it up to all ages and abilities, especially in combination with safe cycling infrastructure.

    With B.C.’s aggressive climate targets for 2050, and municipal initiatives to increase active transportation, removing financial barriers to access electric bicycles is logical. Considering that it was not long ago that we actually didn’t pay taxes on these bikes, it is more of an error correction, than a radical request.

    The British Columbia Cycling Coalition has submitted a formal request to remove the PST and add rebates, similar to those available for electric cars, as part of their Climate Leadership Action Plan recommendation.

    Also included in the recommendations a billion dollars over ten years for bike paths and protected bike lanes as well as improved design standards that can safely accommodate electric bikes and enable longer distance commuting.

    More Info

    Electric Bicycle Affordability Submission - Sept 2019 | BC Cycling Coalition

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  • A Billion for Bikes - Cycling for Everyone Petition

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    Bold Action Now

    It is time for bold action now to enable every person, including older adults and children, in BC to cycle or walk safely for their everyday trips and recreation.

    Investing $1 billion over ten years in cycling and walking will send a strong message to the world that BC is serious about addressing Climate Change.

    Cycling and walking will become attractive choices for everyone, leading to significantly improved fitness and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, congestion, and traffic injuries and fatalities. The paths and protected bike lanes could also be used by people in wheelchairs and other mobile devices.

    Investing in cycling and walking will benefit the economy by increasing tourism, reducing healthcare costs, increasing workplace productivity, attracting talented workers, and reducing the societal costs of traffic fatalities and injuries.

    Cycling is Popular

    There is broad public support for cycling improvements. In the B.C. on the Move Engagement Survey, 72% of respondents supported enhancing cycling infrastructure. Cycling is popular. Almost 70% of adults in BC ride a bicycle at least once a year, 42% at least once a month and 25% at least once a week. Many want to cycle more, with around 65% indicating they would ride more if there were separated bike lanes that protected them from traffic.

    A Transportation Bargain

    On a per dollar basis, we all benefit more from cycling more than other modes. While bike paths and protected bike lanes are a bargain that will benefit far more people per dollar invested than other transportation projects, it does take a significant amount of cash to build networks of them in communities around the Province. For example:

    • Metro Vancouver: $850 million
    • Capital Regional District: $275 million
    • City of Kelowna: $267 million (cycling and walking)
    • City of Chilliwack: $27 Million
    • City of Kamloops: $13 Million

    At current rates of investment, these plans will take 30, 40 or even 50 years to complete, leaving people to brave busy roads on their bikes or more likely, not bothering to bike at all. Today's children will be grandparents by then.

    The Provincial investment combined with local and federal funds will enable the completion of ambitious local and regional plans across BC. For example, the Metro Vancouver Regional Cycling Strategy predicts that upon network build out, cycling will increase to 10% of trips. The CRD Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan predicts cycling network build out cycling mode share will increase to 15%

    Funding Sources

    The funding for the $1 billion investment could come from a variety of sources including an increase in the Carbon Tax, predicted budget surpluses, a reallocation of transportation budget, cutting the tax break on those earning over $150,000 or a tax on sugary drinks.

    By providing people with practical and safe transportation choices, this investment would decrease the rate of the Carbon Tax required to meet Provincial goals also saving money for those who don't cycle or walk.

    Take Action

    Please sign and share the petition with your contacts.

    More Info

    BC Cycling Coalition Climate Leadership Plan Submission

    Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan, Capital Regional District

    Metro Vancouver Regional Cycling Strategy Implementation Plan

    Recommendations by the Canadian Diabetes Association for B.C. Budget 2016

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    6,631 signatures

    I call upon the Government of BC to enable everyone in BC to cycle & walk in safety as part of their daily lives by implementing an Active Transportation Strategy that includes:

    • Investing $1 billion over the next ten years to:
      • Upgrade cycling & walking facilities on provincial roads & bridges
      • Complete cycling & walking networks in communities across BC
      • Provide safe routes to school for children
      • Build trails & routes for cycling & walking tourism
    • Ensuring that paths & protected bike lanes can be safely shared by people using wheelchairs, skateboards & in-line skates
    • Enhancing cycling education for children & adults
    • Promoting cycling & walking
    • Encouraging electric bike use by eliminating the PST & providing rebates
    Add Signature

  • tagged Darren Stonoski's Abbotsford Downtown Core with low 2015-11-13 23:48:13 -0800

    Abbotsford Downtown Core

    New bike lanes to access main business centres in Central Abbotsford: George Ferguson Way, Gladwin Rd, Ware St, Bourquin Cres, Marshall Rd, and extend the current bike lane on McCallum Rd to span the entire road from end to end. Install bike parking along areas with time limits for motor vehicles: Essendene Ave, Montrose Ave, W. Railway St, and Pauline St.


  • commented on Report Hazards 2018-05-04 00:55:18 -0700
    Does this work?

    Report Hazards

    Hazard such as gravel, sand, debris, dead animals, fallen trees, defective signs, bridge damage, potholes, overgrown vegetation, flooding, snow and ice on roads, shoulders and paths can be very dangerous to people cycling.

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    Please report these problems to the authorities through the links listed below to ensure they are fixed and don't place others at risk.

    Provincial Roads, Highways and Bridges - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure   

    Comox Valley - Hazard Report - Comox Valley Cycling Coalition

    Kelowna - Improving Bicycle Infrastructure | Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition

    Metro Vancouver - Report Route Problems | HUB

    Victoria - BikeMaps.org

    Other Municipalities - BC - Local Governments | CivicInfoBC

    Please let us know below if you have crashed due to a hazards, problems aren't fixed immediately, occur on an ongoing basis or you have trouble finding out who to report the problem to.

    For major issues and improvements including upgrading cycling routes, adding protected bike lanes and improving intersections for:

    Report Hazard

  • posted about Distracted Driving Poll on Facebook 2015-06-16 11:42:16 -0700
    Take the survey: Distracted Driving Poll

    Distracted Driving Poll

    The Province of BC is currently asking for public input on distracted driving including texting or calling while driving. The BC Cycling Coalition will be submitting recommendations and wants your feedback to help guide our recommendations.

    Take the survey

  • pledged support via 2015-02-28 11:08:41 -0800

    Pledge to Vote YES!

    291 votes

    Imagine that within the next ten years, you, your family and friends can safely and comfortably cycle across the region to work, school, shopping and transit as well as for recreation and exercise. And, when you would rather take transit, there is a bus or a train nearby arriving within a few short minutes.

    Please help make this happen by making a monthly contributiona one-time donation or by volunteering!

    A Yes vote will bring improvements including: 

    ✔️ 2700km of cycling routes including 300km of paths and lanes separated from traffic

    ✔️ $131 million invested in cycling over ten years

    ✔️ Upgrades to the BC Parkway and Central Valley Greenway

    ✔️ Investing in North Shore Spirit Trail, Evergreen Bikeway and routes parallel to rapid transit lines in Surrey and Langley

    ✔️ Improved cycling and walking access to transit stations

    ✔️ Much improved cycling and walking facilities on a new 4 lane Pattullo Bridge

    ✔️ Millennium Line Extension to Arbutus, LRT in Surrey, 25% increase in Bus Service, 11 B-lines, increased capacity on the Expo Line 

    All for only around 35 cents a day per household.

    You can vote via mail-in ballot between March 16 and May 29.

    More info.

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    Benefits

    ✔️ Safer and Healthier - With less traffic, fewer crashes and more opportunities for walking and cycling, the plan will save around 200 lives and prevent 4000 serious injuries per year. 

    ✔️ Sustainable Environment - Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Pollution

    ✔️ Healthy Economy - Keep our economy competitive with faster and more reliable travel and better access to more jobs, workers and markets 

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Over 20 year’s expertise championing cycling and sustainable transportation. He is a founding director of the BCCC, HUB and BEST and Conference Director of Velo-city Global 2012..
$5,067.00 raised
GOAL: $5,000.00
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