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Our 2017 Rides Schedule is HERE!

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Featured, GVCC Events, More People Cycling, News, Next Themed Ride, Theme Rides News, Themed Rides | Comments Off on Our 2017 Rides Schedule is HERE!

The GVCC’s Rides Team has been organizing rides for over a decade, and we are proud to announce the 2017 Rides Calendar is available now. Our 2017 Rides Calendar features 7 themed rides, a mix of new routes and old favorites. Thanks to the Rides Team for everything that they do!

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Tour of Vancouver’s bikeways: old and new

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Advocacy, Featured, News | Comments Off on Tour of Vancouver’s bikeways: old and new

A bike ride through Vancouver’s new and old bike infrastructure

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Belleville St block gets a new plaza & bike lane

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Advocacy, Biketoria, Featured, News | 1 comment

The 400 block of Belleville St right in front of the old Steamship building is getting a new plaza and wider sidewalks, which is fantastic. The city is also going to be installing an unprotected bike lane in this block, something we had hoped the city would reconsider protecting when they debated it last week but sadly they did not.

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More BikeBC Funding Needed

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Biketoria, Featured, News | Comments Off on More BikeBC Funding Needed

The GVCC is disappointed that the recent 2017 BikeBC grants did not include funding for any projects in the Capital Regional District (CRD). At least two municipalities submitted applications for BikeBC funding in 2017: the City of Victoria for the Fort St protected bike lane and the District of Saanich for the McKenzie bike lane between Cedar Hill Rd and Shelbourne St.

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Come say goodbye to Vic Derman

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Come say goodbye to Vic Derman

Vic Derman was a lot of things in his long career of public service: councillor, CRD director, community advocate, but he was also a tireless advocate for bikes as transportation in the region. The GVCC is deeply saddened by his loss and hopes you can come out to his celebration of life on April 2nd, 2pm at the Victoria Conference Centre. Vic Derman’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the TLC, SPCA’s WildArc, or the...

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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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