Cycling Infrastructure Priorities

The Provincial Government is developing a new 10-year transportation plan and wants to know your top three priorities for transportation infrastructure. 

We will be making a submission to the government and want that submission to reflect the priorities of our members and other people cycling throughout BC. Knowing your priorities will also help us make the case to the government for increased investment million in cycling infrastructure, maintenance and education. In our cycling strategy, the BCCC recommends the Province invest $75 million per year in upgrading cycling facilities on Provincial highways and bridges as well as providing increased funding for cycling networks in communities around BC.

Please review the cycling improvements below and add ones that are not included. Please state the issues and suggest possible solutions. You don't have to be too prescriptive as the Province will likely study several options. Now is the time to dream big as the budget for the plan will be in the billions of dollars. Try to propose solutions that work for cyclists of all ages and abilities as well as pedestrians.

Then, between Oct. 14 and Dec. 12, let the Province know what your priorities are.

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-10 13:32:14 -0700
    Please let the BCCC and Provincial Government know what your cycling infrastructure priorities are. I just did.
  • commented 2014-10-10 13:31:16 -0700
    besides more bike routes of course, I would like to see more places to lock bikes up as frequently I can not go into certain stores etc due to no where to park my bike!
  • commented 2014-10-10 13:22:12 -0700
    Integrated routes between cities, including areas for which the Ministry of Transportation is responsible, such as bridges between communities and other links. A specific example would be the hill up Spanish Banks at UBC – westbound, there is a sign that apparently forces cyclists and pedestrians to share a narrow, badly maintained walking path, while eastbound there is no such sign and it is acceptable for cyclists to take the road. This is certainly legally dubious as in most areas in the province cyclists are banned from the sidewalk and expected to use the road. These sorts of strange ‘exceptions’ to normal road rules end up being extremely inconvenient gaps in the infrastructure.
  • @bccycle tweeted this page. 2014-10-10 13:18:37 -0700
    Please let the BCCC and Provincial Government know what your cycling infrastructure priorities are. I just did.
  • BC Cycling Coalition posted about Cycling Infrastructure Priorities on BC Cycling Coalition's Facebook page 2014-10-10 13:18:37 -0700
    Please let the BCCC and Provincial Government know what your cycling infrastructure priorities are. I just did.

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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:
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    • Complete cycling & walking networks in communities across BC
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