Yayuk Joffres commented on Metro Vancouver Cycle Highways Emails 2019-05-13 11:09:44 -0700Despite cycling being the fastest growing mode of transport in Metro Vancouver, the cycling network is disconnected and a lot of people are unable to find safe routes to their destinations.
Over 40% of locals want to cycle but currently don’t, and for many of them it’s because they are scared of dangerous road conditions.
I support HUB Cycling’s UnGapTheMap campaign and urge the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) and TransLink to provide increased investment into cycling infrastructure. Sustained, high level funding would help create a safer, more connected network that would get more people cycling.
Cycle highways, which are getting more people biking in countries such as Denmark, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK, would be a suitable solution for many of Metro Vancouver’s highest priority gaps.
Cycle highways are suitable for all ages and abilities and provide direct, safe routes across longer distances, connecting communities and major destinations.
The introduction of cycle highways would reduce congestion and greenhouse gases, provide healthier transportation choices and would encourage residents and tourists to access destinations across Metro Vancouver by bike.
Please support safer cycling in Metro Vancouver by backing the introduction of cycle highways and considering this solution when planning all road and transit projects. By working closely with stakeholders, such as HUB Cycling and municipalities, to plan and implement cycle highways, Metro Vancouver could become one of the safest and most connected cycling regions in North America.
Yayuk Joffres answered 2019-05-13 11:07:54 -0700Q: Please choose your top priority:
A: Changes to the Motor Vehicle Act including safe passing distance law and being able to ride two abreast
Please let us know what you think the top priority should be for the BC Cycling Coalition. This will help us plan our efforts over the coming year.Take the survey