B.C. Government Funding 16 Bike Routes Across the Province

This year, the Government of B.C. through BikeBC is helping to fund 16 cycling projects in 13 communities around the Province. These cycling lanes, trails and paths include: Barriere – River Trail Network, Bartlett Road at Airfield Road to Yard Road at Highway 5 Capital Regional District – Rainbow Road (Salt Spring Island) separated bike path Castlegar – 17th Street/Connors Road multi-use separated path City of North Vancouver – 3rd Street multi-use path and bike lane Coquitlam – Glen Drive bikeway bike lanes and shared roadway Coquitlam – Cross town route removal of impediments Spuraway/Mariner i (more...)

Speed and Safety Review Update

Over the past few months, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has undertaken a Safety and Speed Review of highways between communities in B.C.  The British Columbia Cycling Coalition has strong concerns about traffic speeds on British Columbia’s roads and in particular their effect on the safety and comfort of people cycling. In our response to the Review, we recommended that speed limit increases not be considered on any highway unless there are adequate facilities present for cyclists of varying abilities and comfort levels and that a review of cycling facilities, maintenance procedures and cycling collisions be undertaken (more...)

Survey: Support for transit through Property Tax Increase; Sunshine Coast BC

Against the call that property taxes cannot be increased, people are supporting increased taxation for transit. A principle: Growth of cycling as a mode of transportation is stimulated with quality transit services. For people, cycling is an effective and appealing feeder mode to transit stops. For people, cycling extends trip distances and increases transit ridership when cyclists can take their bicycles on transit vehicles. Politicians are telling us that the level of property tax has hit the pinnacle. Politicians are telling us that property tax cannot be increased. Maybe the public, the taxpayers of the property tax, are telling us something else? In a number of municipalities in North America, residents are supporting initiatives for more ta (more...)