All candidates should commit to making cycling and walking safer

Their goal should be zero fatalities
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Provincial Election - Cycling Investment & Safety

Bike to Vote

The next Provincial Election is scheduled for May 9, 2017. Please sign up for our email list to receive updates, Like Bike to Vote on Facebook and follow @biketovote on Twitter.

The Issues

Ask your candidates to enable safe cycling for everyone, everywhere everyday by:

  • Supporting the Communities on the Move Declaration for better cycling, walking and transit. 
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive Active Transportation Strategy including investment, safe all ages and abilities designs and education.
  • Investing $100 million per year over 10 years in protected bike lanes, paths, sidewalks and safer intersections.
  • Updates to the Motor Vehicle Act including a safe passing distance law, 1.5m and reduced speeds.
  • Universally available cycling skills training for children
  • Making provincial roads, bridges and highways safer for cycling and walking

Please meet with your candidates and attend public meetings. Ask them for their positions on the above.

Your Candidates

Now is a great time to contact your candidates to encourage them to commit to better cycling. Volunteering for their campaigns is also a great way to get to know them and talk about improving cycling.

Note that your postal code may not always return your correct riding and candidates. Contact Elections BC to verify your riding. Thanks to OpenNorth for the candidate database.

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Note that your postal code may not always return your correct riding, MLA, MP and candidates. Contact Elections BC to verify your riding and candidates. Thanks to OpenNorth for the representative and candidate database.
Let Your Candidates Know You Want Better Cycling
Tell them what the problems and solutions are in your community and what better cycling would mean for your family and friends.

Here are some more resources from the BC Healthy Living Alliance's Healthy Election Toolkit.


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Write a Letter

A great idea to short letter or opinion editorial to your local media outlets on cycling improvements you would like to see in your community.

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A Billion for Bikes - Cycling for Everyone Petition

I call upon the Government of BC to enable everyone in BC to cycle & walk in safety as part of their daily lives by implementing an Active Transportation Strategy that includes:

  • Investing $1 billion over the next ten years to:
    • Upgrade cycling & walking facilities on provincial roads & bridges
    • Complete cycling & walking networks in communities across BC
    • Provide safe routes to school for children
    • Build trails & routes for cycling & walking tourism
  • Ensuring that paths & protected bike lanes can be safely shared by people using wheelchairs, skateboards & in-line skates
  • Enhancing cycling education for children & adults
  • Promoting cycling & walking
  • Encouraging electric bike use by eliminating the PST & providing rebates
604 needed to reach 5,000

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or Text SIGN to +16046704421 to sign

Support Our Cycling & Walking for Everyone Campaign

Your generous contribution will help us mobilize the support needed to convince the Provincial and Federal Governments to make bold investments in cycling & walking through:

  • Outreach to organizations and businesses 
  • Petitioning to show the government that a lot of people support better cycling
  • Meeting with politicians and staff
  • Press releases and op-eds

Please support our efforts by making an on-going contribution of $5, $10, $15 or $20 per month or a one-time donation.


Help show lots of people in BC support cycling and walking for everyone.

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