The following is a press release from the British Columbia Cycling Coalition:
The Province has recently announced several cycling improvements (more info here):

Seven Vancouver Island communities will get nearly $2.7 million in Bike BC funding for cycling facilities
Updates to Highway 97 in West Kelowna include wider shoulders and improved lighting from Glenrosa Road to Hebert Road.

Upgrades to the Sea to Sky include the Porteau Bluffs cycling warning system and may include improved shoulders near Whistler.

While this is a start, much more is needed to enable everyone to cycle for their daily trips. We will be building on this progress over the next few months before the Provincial Election by encouraging all parties to dramatically increase their commitments to cycling.

Please help out by contributing $3, $5, $10, or $20 per month or making a one-time donation. A big thanks those who have already contributed!

$730 Million Surplus for BC, Time for a Billion for Bikes

Finance Minister Mike de Jong reports that B.C. is ending the fiscal year with a $730 million surplus! Investing a good portion of the surplus in cycling and walking will increase affordability by enabling people to reduce their transportation costs.

Let Premier Clark know that you want more cycling. Let her know what greatly improved cycling would mean for your family and community.

Email premier@gov.bc.ca and cc:

oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca, FIN.Minister@gov.bc.ca, andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca,hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca, Minister.Transportation@gov.bc.ca, ENV.Minister@gov.bc.caclaire.trevena.MLA@leg.bc.ca, carole.james.mla@leg.bc.ca, spencer.herbert.MLA@leg.bc.ca,david.eby.MLA@leg.bc.ca,  judy.darcy.mla@leg.bc.caclimateleadershipplan@gov.bc.ca,president@bccc.bc.ca

You can find your MLA’s email and more info here.

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, the premier conference in North America for walking and cycling professionals will be held in Vancouver on Sept 12-15, 2016. The mission of Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place is to connect those who are working hard to create engaging places that are walkable and bike-friendly. The breakout sessions, panel discussions, and poster sessions address the latest trends, research, and best practices on cycling and walking.
BC Cycling Coalition members can receive a discount by registering here. Hope to see you there!

Support better cycling in BC by becoming a individual, organizational or business member.

Jobs

Kids on Wheels Instructor
We are looking for an assistant instructor for our exciting Kids o Wheels program August 15-19 in Vancouver! In this program, through the use of balance bikes and classroom activities, such as books, bike toys, songs and discussions, children get exposed to active lifestyles at the earliest possible age. Apply by midnight July 26. More…

Executive Director – Canada Bikes
Canada Bikes, the national organization of which the BC Cycling Coalition was a founding member, is looking for an Executive Director– ideally based within easy travelling distance of Ottawa. Please spread the word to those who might be interested. More…

Our Supporters
Please welcome our newest business supporters, Kelowna E RideLIKE2HAVE.IT and Steam Whistle Brewing

Kelowna E Ride is The Okanagan’s Largest Electric Bike Shop. See us at Kelowna E Ride where The Future is Electric!

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Steam Whistle is a proud supporter of cycling communities across our great country. We hope that SteamWhistle can be the reward at the end of your green commute. Ride safe everyone!

A big thanks to them and all our other supporters! If you are involved in a business, please considerbecoming a supporter as well.

 

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