Arno; Active Transportation Strategy Announced; E-bikes; Join our Team
We are sad to report that Arno, our president, passed way three weeks ago. Arno was a champion of cycling for everyone at the local, provincial and national levels. He is really missed.
His legacy lives on. We had a meeting with Minister Trevena regarding the Province's Active Transportation Strategy that Arno arranged. More on Arno and his legacy here.
We are pleased to announce the BC Active Transportation Summit that will be held in New Westminster on June 17 and 18. Please save the date. We will send more details around soon. We are looking for a Summit Manager and two Summit Event Planners.
Please help us with our efforts to make cycling safer by contributing $5, $10, $15, or $20 per month or making a one-time donation to our efforts to make cycling safer. Thanks to you who have already contributed. Much appreciated!
The BC government has seen our calls for eliminating the PST on electric assist bicycles, and the budget committee has recommended it to the Province, but officials need to hear from more people like you to make a final decision.
Good news! The BC government has stated it will establish an active transportation strategy in 2019 as part of it's CleanBC plan. This has been one of our top goals. Thanks to all of you who sent letters, signed the petition and donated to our campaigns. Your actions really make a difference!
While this is definitely great progress, still lots of work to be done to ensure that the B.C. Government develops a great active transportation strategy and invests enough to ensure everyone can ride a bike for their daily trips.
Your contributions enable us to more effectively build the support needed for increased funding and better policies for safe cycling.
The British Columbia Cycling Coalition is seeking a passionate, ambitious, experienced and enthusiastic individual who shares our passion for cycling and walking to join our team as the BC Active Transportation Summit Manager.
Please apply by Dec. 27 here and share this with those who might be interested.
Thanks to the Job Creation Partnership Program, we will be partnering with WorkBC to provide two clients with critical research, networking, partnership building, event organization, project management and public relations work experience. Applicants must be Active EI Claimant. The Summit Event Planners will play a critical role in delivering the BC Active Transportation Summit.
More info here and share this with those who might be interested.
The BC Cycling Coalition and our member organizations represent over 57,000 supporters in communities across the Province.
There is strength in numbers. If you represent an organization involved in cycling, help us create a stronger cycling movement by becoming a member organization.
Thank you to all our member businesses including Cowlines Mobility, Pedego Electric Bikes, Motorino Electric Cycles, and Like2Have.it, for supporting our work to make cycling safer! More info on becoming a supporter here.
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