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Announcing Capital Bike

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Featured, News | 0 comments

In 2019 the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society and Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition merged, creating a new organization. In 2021 we have officially launched Capital Bike: a non-profit dedicated to advocacy, education, and celebration of all things bike.

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Live in Sidney, Central Saanich, Esquimalt or Oak Bay? Say yes to 30 km/h

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Advocacy, Featured, News | 2 comments

With Saanich, Victoria and View Royal all saying yes to a 30 km/h pilot on our residential streets, attention now turns to the rest of the region. This Monday Sidney, Central Saanich, Esquimalt and Oak Bay are all talking about joining the 30 km/h pilot. So if you live or work in these municipalities, now is the time to let your council know that you support 30 km/h.

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Get a free bike safety check and basic tune up at Colwood City Hall!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Featured, GVCC Events, News | Comments Off on Get a free bike safety check and basic tune up at Colwood City Hall!

Got an issue with your bike and live on the West Shore? Head over to Colwood City Hall from 9am to noon on April 10th, 17th and 24th to get your bike checked out for safety and a basic tuneup. Thanks to the City of Colwood for partnering with us on this.

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Esquimalt launches Active Transportation Plan engagement

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Advocacy, Featured, Local Committees, News | Comments Off on Esquimalt launches Active Transportation Plan engagement

The Township of Esquimalt launched an engagement website https://engagingesquimalt.ca/ and wants to hear feedback about how to improve active transportation in the community.

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Victoria approves Fort St, Oaklands and Fernwood connectors

Posted by on Mar 21, 2021 in Advocacy, Featured, News | Comments Off on Victoria approves Fort St, Oaklands and Fernwood connectors

Victoria has approved the Fort St protected bike lane and connectors in both Oaklands and Fernwood neighbourhoods. We are happy to see these corridors move forward, but disappointed that Oak Bay Ave was not chosen. Read on for our thoughts about the bikeway network.

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Second-chance! Support a 30 km/h pilot in Saanich

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Advocacy, Featured, News | 1 comment

Last October Saanich started asking municipalities across the region to join them in a 40 km/h speed limit pilot project, due to start in 2021. We asked Saanich and others to support 30 km/h, but they ultimately stuck with 40 km/h. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, that pilot has been delayed, so three Saanich councillors have asked to reconsider 30 km/h.

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