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Public Dialogue: “Serious Cash for Cycling” May 2nd 2013

The British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) is hosting a panel
discussion about the future of funding for cycling in BC. This
election, cycling organizations are endorsing a Provincial Cycling
Strategy which includes the recommendation that the province invest
$75 million a year to improve cycling facilities and provide education
for people of all ages and abilities. Isn't it time to make this kind
of serious investment in cycling?

Please join our three panelists as they discuss the future of cycling
funding in BC:

Richard Campbell, President of the British Columbia Cycling Coalition
Erin O'Melinn, Executive Director of HUB:Your Cycling Connection
John Richards, School of Public Policy, SFU, Harbour Centre

What: Free Public Dialogue about the Future of Cycling Funding in BC

Where: Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre

When: May 2nd from 12:30 to 2:00pm.

Space is limited, so please register here.

Read more about the BCCC's Provincial Cycling Strategy in the Candidate Brief

For those not based in the Lower Mainland, and to make sure that the
information is available to local and provincial decision-makers we
would like to webcast the panel discussion to further our collective
understanding about the issues of cycling funding. We are currently
looking at funding options to support the webcast. If you are
interested in making a donation, or have any leads please email


Bike The Blossom on Sat April 27

Join Velopalooza and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival for a fun, free guided bike ride. The ride will tour the blossom cherry trees in Vancouver and include a talk by Parks Board Arborist, Bill Stephen. We will have our mobile bicycle repair trucks along the ride with us courtesy of VanCycle! (

We start at China Creek south where we bike along the blossoms at a casual family friendly pace until we reach Kensington Community Centre. At that time we will be greeted by some of Vancouver's finest food trucks! Feel free to pack your own lunch as well. We will have some entertainment from the Carnival Band who will be riding along with us playing some of our favourite blossomy tunes. After that we will meander our way back through the Blossoms finalizing the ride at Trout Lake. At Trout Lake, the B:C:Clettes wrap up the ride with Spoken Word performance, dance music, and interactive games. 

When: Saturday April 27
Meet us at China Creek South Park on Clark Dr. and 10th Ave. bikeway at 11:00 AM or a little earlier.

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Single File Riding By-law Repealed -- in Toronto


We're pleased to report that City Council has successfully repealed the Single File Riding By-law! Thanks to a member motion led by Councillor Stintz and Councillor Colle, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) reviewed the by-law and unanimously supported repealing it.

It was crucial to repeal it now; the fine for riding side-by-side on all roads in Toronto was to increase to $60 later this year.

We deputed on the item at PWIC, worked with members of Morning Glory Cycling Club and Lapdogs Cycling Club and encouraged our members to write PWIC to build public support for the revision.

Read more on why it was so important to repeal the by-law here.


If you are concerned about cycling throughout the Lower Mainland please join HUB.  Go to for details.