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Lansdowne bike lane nears completion

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Advocacy | 0 comments

A crucial connector from Shelbourne St to Camosun & UVic is nearing completion on Lansdowne Rd – a Saanich project that will eventually run from Shelbourne to Foul Bay Rd.

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A new connection to Uptown is coming

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Advocacy | 0 comments

Saanich is building a new connection from the regional trail network up the hill to Carey Rd and Uptown. Planned for last fall, construction is expected to being this month and last a few months. You can see the concept below. Although the new trail will be built, the portion on Carey Rd may take a little longer, as it will be built by Morguard (Uptown developer) when they build their planned residential...

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Disappointing news for transit expansion

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Advocacy, News | Comments Off on Disappointing news for transit expansion

The provincial government has declined to allow the Transit Commission to add 2 cents to the gas tax. Reliable and efficient transit connections are a key part of making a great biking region. Expanding and maintaining the quality of transit service and continuing the project of making our region more livable will certainly be more difficult without the enhanced revenue stream that this small hike in the gas tax represents. The GVCC, along with Walk On, WE Bike and the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network, wrote a joint letter of support (PDF) for the 2 cent/litre hike to the commission. We hope that the new provincial government honours Victoria’s request to expand transit in the region and will work with the newly-created Better Transit Alliance to help make that...

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Construction update on the McKenzie Interchange

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Advocacy, News | Comments Off on Construction update on the McKenzie Interchange

We recently met with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the CRD and Jacob Bros. regarding conflicts along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail that are occurring from the McKenzie Interchange construction. The most important note is that the dismount signs are considered optional, just please bike slowly through them. For further information, including a construction notice about a temporary path, read on

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Bike Lanes and Beyond: A Talk from the GVCC, the Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, and the Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Advocacy, GVCC Events, More People Cycling, New Faces, News | Comments Off on Bike Lanes and Beyond: A Talk from the GVCC, the Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, and the Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria

Presented by Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (GVCC) and the newly-formed Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria are hosting a talk called Bike Lanes and Beyond: Transportation & Climate Justice in Greater Victoria. Join the Facebook event here. This free Public Forum is on Tuesday Nov. 29 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Victoria Public Library Central Branch – 735 Broughton St. GVCC President Edward Pullman will be talking about the multiple benefits of AAA bike lanes, and Eric Doherty (Council of Canadians & Better Transit Alliance) will be speaking about combining transit, cycling and walking for climate justice. See you...

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Requirements to dismount in McKenzie Interchange project area

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Advocacy, More People Cycling, News | 1 comment

The GVCC has received comments regarding the construction closures and requirements to dismount in the McKenzie Interchange project area.

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