Author Archives: Richard Campbell

The Battle of Hastings – The Need to Stop Deadly Secondhand Speed

MythbustingPeople are starting to realize the threat of motor vehicle speed to people walking, cycling and driving in cities. Earlier this week, Pete McMartin, had an excellent article in the Sun busting the myth that speeding to keep up with the flow of traffic is safer than following the speed limit. Unfortunately, this myth is [...]

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Support Funding for the Evergreen Line and Cycling

The Metro Vancouver Council of Mayors has recommended a 2 cent gas tax to fund the Evergreen Line. In addition, they are also looking at other options with the Province including a graduated vehicle levy and a road pricing transportation improvement fee to fund further transit and cycling improvements. Cycling funding would increase from $3 [...]

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Slow Down and Save Lives – 30 is the New 50

Image: copenhagenize.com   Motor vehicle speed reduction is a critical component of the BCCC’s comprehensive Cycling Strategy for BC that includes Cycling Safety Through Collision Reduction.   For people walking and cycling, motor vehicle speed is the major threat. Vision Zero - An ethical approach to safety and mobility, pioneered in Sweden, is a philosophy of road safety that eventually [...]

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Cycling Safety Through Collision Reduction

We’ve been working on a comprehensive safety strategy for awhile now and here it is. Let us know what you think. It is based on what has proven to be successful in countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands where, as shown in the chart below, cycling levels are really high and cycling fatality rates [...]

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Vote for Worst Roads for Cycling in BCAA Survey

Surprise, yet another post on voting. BCAA has kindly included bicycle facilities in their Worst Roads survey. This is a great opportunity to highlight poor cycling facilities in BC. When voting, under Description of road problems chose Poor/no bicycle paths A couple that come to mind in the Lower Mainland are the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge  and United Blvd. [...]

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A Successful Meeting in Parksville

A great meeting on a rainy day. The torrential downpour just before the event ensured that many had soggy feet. The BCCC Moving Cycling Forward forum in Parksville attracted 30 cyclists from all around Vancouver Island. The new Oceanside Cycling Coalition is off to a great start lead by Jim Swanson. It was good to [...]

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Politicians Interfering with ICBC Plans To Improve Safety

The response has been quick. The few reckless and aggressive drivers who cause the majority of crashes, injuries and deaths, were complaining on the airwaves this morning upon hearing about ICBC’s plans to reduce rates for good drivers while increasing them for risky drivers. Excessive speed and reckless driving are serious threats to cyclists, pedestrians [...]

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Moving Cycling Forward Forum in Parksville

Calling all cyclists and interested members of the public in the Parkville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and Campbell River areas. The British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) in conjunction with new Oceanside Cycling Coalition are pleased to hold a cycling forum and networking meeting focused on moving cycling forward in the region and the province. Sunday, May [...]

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VOTE May 2!

Great to see huge interest in the federal election! The Federal Election and Cycling was the most popular blog posting so far. Looks like people are convinced there is a major role that the Federal Government can play in improving cycling. It looks to be a real nail-biter too. Some of the latest polls have the [...]

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The Federal Election and Cycling

No shortage of opportunities to get involved in politics these days. The provincial leadership races are almost over, only the BC Conservatives still need to pick a leader. There will be a by-election in Point Grey soon and municipal elections in the fall. More about these in future posts. Today’s topic is the Federal Election [...]

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