Call for Directors

The BC Cycling Coalition is seeking individuals dedicated to transforming B.C. into a fantastic place to ride a bicycle for transportation, recreation and tourism to stand for nomination to our board of directors at our Annual General Meeting on November 20, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm.

It is an exciting time to be involved with the BC Cycling Coalition. We are in a period of rapid growth and opportunity due to increased public, business and government interest in cycling.

Our advocacy campaign priorities are focused on encouraging the Province to implement a comprehensive Cycling and Walking Strategy. Specifically:

  • Increasing Provincial funding for cycling and walking infrastructure to $100 million per year;
  • Improving cycling facilities on provincial highways including wider shoulders & separated paths;
  • Improving maintenance and hazard removal policies and practices  on highways, roads and paths;
  • Making cycling training universally available for children;
  • Building public, political and business support for complete streets with all ages cycling facilities through working Streets for Everyone and other grassroots groups; and
  • Changing the Motor Vehicle Act to make cycling safer and increase legal protection for cyclists.

Our initiatives include:

  • CyclotouringBC, undertaking cycling tourism mapping, planning and marketing services and encouraging government and business to increase their support of cycling tourism;
  • Kids on Wheels, an innovative program to introduce preschoolers to balance bikes, cycling educational materials and bicycle related toys;
  • Bike Sense, the guide to safe and effective cycling in BC;
  • BC Bikes, Our annual conference.

Experience and Skills

To move the organization and these initiatives forward, we are seeking people who are passionate about cycling to provide leadership, experience and advice in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sponsorship
  • Business Engagement
  • Government Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Membership Development
  • Marketing/Communication
  • Financial/Accounting
  • Campaigning
  • Legal
  • Strategic Planning

We are also looking for board members with experience in government, non-profit organizations and the bicycle, tourism and consulting industries.

It is anticipated that board and related activities will occupy between 5 and 10 hours per month. Board members are also encouraged to engage in fundraising activities as time allows. 

Application and More Information

If you are interested in becoming a director and would like more information, please contact:

Arno Schortinghuis
604-325-1158

Directors must be active members as of November 20, 2016. You can join or check your membership status at bccc.bc.ca/membership

If you are interested, please complete the Director Application.

 


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The BC Cycling Coalition is the leading provincial voice for people who cycle. By joining the BCCC, you are supporting our efforts to improve cycling around the province for people of all ages and abilities.

Our team has over 60 combined years of experience successfully championing improvements and developing innovative programs that encourage more people to cycle more often. These successes, achieved through engaging government, individuals and businesses include:

  • Increased funding for cycling facilities in communities by 50% over three years, $18 million
  • Doubling the frequency of shoulder sweeping on highways popular with cyclists
  • Province adopting a cycling tourism strategy
  • Wider paths on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, $20 million
  • Cycling and Walking safety upgrades to the Stanley Park Causeway, $7 million
  • Central Valley Greenway, $40 million
  • Cycling and Walking Path on the Canada Line Bridge, $10 million
  • Protected bike lanes on the Burrard Bridge, $30 million less than sidewalk widening

Your individual membership with ongoing monthly reoccurring payments will be much appreciated. This commitment will help provide more certainty for our campaigns, advocacy efforts and programs.

  • If you are a new member, you will be eligible to vote at our AGM and receive membership benefits once your totally contributions reach $15 (half of an yearly individual membership).
  • If you are renewing your membership, you will continue to eligible to vote and receive membership benefits as long as the month payments continue.

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