The plan commits $2.5 billion over three years for transportation. Going forward, as part of a complete Active Transportation Strategy, the BCCC recommends the Province invest $100 million per year to:
- Upgrade cycling and walking facilities on Provincial highways and bridges
- Complete cycling and walking networks in communities around BC.
- Create Safe Routes to School for B.C. children
- Build trails and paths used by cycling and walking tourists and residents
Include the cycling projects below or suggest other ones in your region. State the issues and suggest possible solutions. Now is the time to dream big. Already the Province has committed $7 million for the Stanley Park Causeway safety improvements and $7.2 for the Okanagan Rail Trail. Please propose solutions that work for cyclists of all ages and abilities as well as pedestrians.
Possible projects include:
- Trail or path networks or regional routes
- Wider shoulders or a bike lane along a road or highway
- A separated path along a busy road or highway
- Separate walking and cycling paths along a busy road
- A wider shared path on a bridge or overpass
- A new cycling and walking overpass over a busy highway or railway
- A new cycling and walking bridge over a river or stream
- Improvements for cycling and walking at a busy intersection on a highway
- Improved access to a bridge designed for high speed cycling
Your support is critical to our efforts to make cycling safer, comfortable and more convenient, please
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Suggestions so farAbbotsford Downtown Core | Acquire abandoned rail line between Kelowna and Vernon for a safe cycling and walking corridor. | Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge | Alex Fraser Bridge Cycling Access | Complete the Salish Sea Trail Network | Dewdney Trunk Rd in the downtown Maple Ridge - Separated Bike Lane | Experience the Fraser - Hope to the Salish Sea | Highway 4 to Tofino - Sutton Pass to the Visitor Centre at the T junction | Ironworkers Memorial Bridge Access | Kamloops | Kamloops suggestions | north shuswap cycling/walking trail | Old Island Hwy | Upgrade Lougheed Hwy - Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission, Deroche to Harrison Mills | Upgrade the Lougheed Hwy - Coquitlam |
The bicycle access in and around the Alex Fraser Bridge is not very convenient or safe. The paths are too narrow for even slow speed cycling. With steep approaches, the paths need to be designed for cycling speeds of 50-60kph. As well, the overpass over the highway is dangerous and needs improving. A man died a couple of years ago after falling off his bike on the steep narrow ramp leading up to it.
New bike lanes to access main business centres in Central Abbotsford: George Ferguson Way, Gladwin Rd, Ware St, Bourquin Cres, Marshall Rd, and extend the current bike lane on McCallum Rd to span the entire road from end to end. Install bike parking along areas with time limits for motor vehicles: Essendene Ave, Montrose Ave, W. Railway St, and Pauline St.
Tofino is one of the most popular tourist destinations in BC but has some very dangerous sections with no shoulders whatsoever or space for cycling. Specifically from Sutton Pass to the Visitor Centre at the T junction.