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Fwd: Happy New Year; Sign and Share the Billion for Bikes Petition

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From: BC Cycling Coalition <>
Date: Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 11:08 AM
Subject: Happy New Year; Sign and Share the Billion for Bikes Petition
Happy New Year rusl!

Since launching our Cycling for Everyone - Billion for Bikes campaign, we have already made progress.

Sign the Billion for Bikes Petition

Following our submissions, the Climate Leadership Team has included the possibility of using Carbon Tax funding for cycling and walking in their recommendations and the Provincial Finance Committee has recommended investment to expand cycling.

BC Opposition Leader John Horgan says he'd follow the Alberta government new carbon tax plan, which earmarks much of the estimated $3 billion in new revenue in that province for energy-efficiency investments like expanded public transit. While the Alberta plan specifically includes cycling and walking, so far Horgan has not stated publicly that they support using Carbon Tax revenue for cycling. We are following up with him to help ensure BC follows Alberta's lead.

Help us keep the momentum building!

So far, we have around 1800 signatures. We are now striving towards gaining 2500 signatures in January, when the Climate Leadership Action Plan public input process will open.

Please help show our political leaders that there is strong support for cycling in BC:

Sign the Billion for Bikes Petition  
Forward this email to your friends, family and co-workers
Please donate to our Billion for Cycling and Walking Campaign to ensure this ambitious initiative is successful.

The BC Cycling Coalition's ability to push for safer cycling for everyone is powered by your contributions. Reaching out to people, organizations, governments and businesses across this big province building support needed for a Billion for Bikes is a lot of work that requires your generous donations. A big thanks to those of you who have already donated. Much appreciated!
Thank you for your support. We greatly appreciate it. We will be in touch in the coming weeks with information about how you can participate in the Climate Leadership public input period. Stay tuned, and keep the momentum moving forward!

Best Regards,

BC Cycling Coalition


BC Cycling Coalition

British Columbia Cycling Coalition · 15 555 W 12th Ave, City Square PO Box 47104, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7, Canada