Category Archives: News

For all those interesting updates that don’t really fit all that well anywhere else.

Welcome!

We are very pleased to be able to announce the launch of our new webpage! Getting to this point has taken longer than we might have liked, with the first concrete steps taken more than a year and a half ago, but we have finally arrived! I am very proud to be able to unveil [...]

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Proposed ICBC Changes Could Improve Safety

ICBC is proposing to change the way it calculates insurance premiums.  These changes could very likely make the roads safer for everyone including cyclists. Anyone can make a submission on-line at: http://www.publicengagement.icbc.com/index.html  The deadline is June 22, 2012. As in the end, this is likely to be a political decision, it never hurts to send comments to [...]

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Founding Meeting of a National Cycling Organization – June 25

For the past three years cycling association leaders and professionals across Canada have been engaged in a consensus process leading to the formation of a National Cycling Organization to represent cycling activities such as commuting, touring and recreation. The purpose of this not-for-profit and non-partisan organization includes working with federal and national agencies to advance [...]

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World Invited to Salt Spring Island to Experience Bicycle-Heaven-on-Earth

British Columbia looks to be the centre of the cycling universe this June. In addition to Velo-city Global 2012 in Vancouver from the 26-29, Salt Spring Island will be hosting Velo Village. Island Pathways organizers today announced that registration for all Velo Village activities is now open. “Velo Village celebrates rural cycling,” said Island Pathways [...]

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European Cyclists’ Federation Secretary-General to Attend BCCC AGM

We are excited to announce that European Cyclists’ Federation Secretary General Dr. Bernhard Ensink will be attending the BCCC Cycling Coalition AGM. The AGM is on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from Noon to 3:00 pm at Fulford Hall, 2591 Fulford Ganges Road, Saltspring Island. Dr. Ensink will be also addressing the Island Pathways‘ AGM, 7:00 pm Saturday, December 10 [...]

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Mayors Approve Cycling and Transit Funding!

Great news! Metro Vancouver mayors voted overwhelmingly in favour of funding for improved transit and cycling with 16 voting for and only 6 voting against. Thanks to the mayors who supported the funding; those of you who emailed and phoned them; and to the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition for spreading the word to their members! [...]

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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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Closing a gap in the TransCanada Trail

The TransCanada Trail on Vancouver Island leads south from Nanaimo to Shawnigan Lake, where it currently ends, just short of the Capital Regional District (CRD). Cyclists and hikers destined for Victoria must travel over the Malahat, a busy highway, or take the ferry across Finlayson Arm to Brentwood. Now, the CRD has announced that it [...]

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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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Ontario Doctors Support Cycling Safety Through Collision Reduction

As tweeted by Share the Road, the Ontario Medical Association has just released an excellent policy paper, Enhancing cycling safety in Ontario. Their recommendations are very similar to the BCCC’s policy Cycling Safety Through Collision Reduction with the focus being on investing in infrastructure improvements and education. The report also highlights the need to improve intersections. [...]

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