Category Archives: Safety

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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Speed and Safety Review Update

Over the past few months, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has undertaken a Safety and Speed Review of highways between communities in B.C.  The British Columbia Cycling Coalition has strong concerns about traffic speeds on British Columbia’s roads and in particular their effect on the safety and comfort of people cycling. In our response to the [...]

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Safety and Speed Review Needs to Ensure Cycling Safety is Improved

  The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is undertaking a Safety and Speed Review of highways between communities in B.C. One outcome could be the raising of speed on highways, many of which are popular cycling routes and in many cases, the only reasonable route. The British Columbia Cycling Coalition has strong concerns about traffic speeds [...]

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John Hathaway Bequest Boosts Hazard Removal and Maintenance Action Plan

Kick Off Meeting at BCCC Conference   At their AGM on October 6, the BC Randonneurs approved the granting of the John Hathaway Bequest to the British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) for the first phase of Cycling Hazard Removal and Maintenance Action Plan. John Hathaway, a founding member of the BC Randonneurs, bequeathed funds to [...]

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PRESS RELEASE – Better Cycling Facilities Means Mobility for Everyone – Not Just Cyclists

  April 29, 2013   Disability Advocates & Seniors Support Cycling Infrastructure Improvements     VANCOUVER, BC - Improved cycling facilities are not just for cyclists – people who use power wheelchairs, e-bikes and mobility scooters have seen significant benefits in accessibility from new bike lanes and paths in the City of Vancouver. Leaders in the disability community and seniors [...]

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Ironworkers Memorial Bridge – Wider Sidewalk Design Proceeding

Some good progress to report. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is proceeding with the detailed design to widen Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (IWMB) sidewalks to 2.5 metres and add suicide prevention barriers. The design work is almost complete and it is anticipated that a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the building the wider sidewalks will go [...]

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