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More people cycling, more places, more often

About the GVCC

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Mission & Vision

The purpose of the GVCC is to get more people cycling more places more often in Greater Victoria by:

  • Improving cycling education
  • Facilitating communication between cyclists, government, and other community groups
  • Improving facilities for bicycle use
  • Improving the legal climate for cyclists
  • Encouraging more people to ride bicycles more often
  • Developing a cycling information base

Advocacy

  • Lobbied successfully for infrastructure projects such the Galloping Goose Trail, Lochside Trail, Selkirk Trestle, Switch Bridge, Blenkinsop Trestle, Blenkinsop Connector and Interurban Trail
  • Lobbied successfully for bike lanes, improved bike parking, and bicycle-triggered traffic lights throughout Greater Victoria
  • Lobbied successfully for bike racks on buses and bike lockers at Park ‘n Rides
  • Lobbied for cycling infrastructure in Johnson Street Bridge referendum
  • Working with citizens and government on current advocacy issues, including Shelbourne Street, the new Johnson Street bridge, implementation of the Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan (PCMP), and Vision 2020, a call for 20 percent cycling mode share by 2020.

Education

  • Publish Cycle Therapy, a magazine devoted to cycling issues
  • Publish BikeSense:  the BC Bicycle Operator’s Manual
  • Support cyclist education programs
  • Participate in bicycle safety and awareness campaigns to promote safe cycling
  • Helped develop (with the UVic Environmental Law Centre) the Cyclist’s Collision Checklist: Promoting Safer Cycling

Promotion

  • Play a major role in making Victoria  “The Cycling Capital of Canada”
  • Helped develop the Victoria Cycling and Walking Map, and maps of routes in the Victoria area.
  • An original supporter of Bike to Work Week

Participation

  • Organize themed rides to help get more people cycling, more places, more often
  • Organize events to promote Victoria’s cycling culture

To reach the GVCC please email info@gvcc.bc.ca

Media requests: The GVCC is available for interviews. Please email media@gvcc.bc.ca

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (GVCC)
709 Yates St., PO BOX 8586, Station Central

Victoria, BC V8W 3S2

Canada

GVCC Board of Directors 2016 – 2017

  • President: Edward Pullman     email: president@gvcc.bc.ca
  • Vice President: Breanna Merrigan
  • Treasurer: Alex Nagelbach
  • Secretary: Emily Rogers
  • Cyrus Molavi
  • Glenys Verhulst
  • Matthew Webb
  • Rob Rao
  • Kristy Westendorp
  • Joseph Pelegrino
  • Corey Burger

Website design by Felicity Perryman and GVCC volunteers