Funding for Cycling - BC Budget; Director of Development & Engagement
Good news! The mayors and councillors passed resolutions encouraging the BC Government to develop an active transportation strategy and update the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA). Thanks to the over 100 of you who sent personal letters in support of these resolutions. Much appreciated!
We are working with our partners to plan the next steps on both the MVA changes and an active transportation strategy over the next few weeks.
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 latest BC budget update forecasts a surplus of $669 million. A significant surplus should be used to help address the cycling and walking deficit we estimate to be at least $2 billion and perhaps as high as $10 billion. To enable everyone in BC to cycle safely for their daily trips, we are recommending that the BC Government invest at least $100 million per year in cycling and walking.
The BC Cycling Coalition is seeking a passionate, ambitious, and enthusiastic individual who shares our dedication for improving cycling to join our organization during this exciting period of growth.
This multi-faceted position will play a key role in our continued development and help build a strong movement for safe cycling and walking in BC. Responsibilities include key organizational tasks including building strategic relationships with businesses, governments, not-for-profit organizations and major donors; increasing revenue through organizational and business memberships and sponsorships; and engaging organizations, businesses and major donors in our campaigns, advocacy efforts and programs.
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The municipal elections are October 20th. Vote and encourage your friends to vote. Please consider volunteering and donating to candidates who strongly support cycling in your community. Contact your local cycling organization for more information on issues and candidates in your community.
The BC Cycling Coalition and our member organizations represent over 58,000 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.
Cowlines is a free trip planning app that allows you to mix & match public and private transport modes including bike share that just launched for Metro Vancouver! Now available on the App Store.
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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