Category Archives: Funding

For all those posts asking for cycling funding.

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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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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Urge Premier Clark to Approve Funding for Transit and Cycling

Unfortunately, it looks like Premier Clark may be getting cold feet regarding funding for transit and cycling. The Metro Vancouver mayors have requested that the province give the region the authority to implement funding measures for transit and cycling including a vehicle levy, road pricing or a carbon tax. This is in spite of promises to [...]

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Cycling Investment Elsewhere

As summarized in the following table, jurisdictions around the world are investing significant amounts in cycling infrastructure. Some such as the Netherlands and Copenhagen already have high cycling mode shares and require investment to address capacity and safety issues. Others, such Winnipeg, Seville and Sydney, Australia, that have cycling mode shares lower than Vancouver, have [...]

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Five is the New Twenty – The Advantages of Quickly Completing Cycling Networks

Often a city or town will produce a fairly good cycling network plan. Due to financial considerations, the implementation plan will call for a route or two a year to be built. At that rate, it could take twenty to thirty to complete the network. The first bicycle path will open with a fair amount [...]

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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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Encourage Premier Clark to Support Cycling

Please send a message to Premier Clark at the address below indicating your strong support for a comprehensive Provincial Cycling Strategy including investment in high quality cycling facilities, education, promotion and legislation including a revised Motor Vehicle Act that places the priority on the safety of cyclists and other vulnerable road users. Other Ministers involved in cycling [...]

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