CycloTouringBC blog

The British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) is working on developing a tourism sector initiative for British Columbia for touring cycling.  The intent is to draw people to come to and experience British Columbia… Continue reading

Urban Community Planning for its Populace

Urban Community Planning People, Business, Community Spirit, Sustainability/Greening Leads to Land Use Its form, zoning, densification, distribution of lands – living, business, parks, green spaces, people spaces, and space for movement of people… Continue reading

North American Advances in Cycling Infrastructure that Europe Could Benefit From

Recently, a European consultant asked a question that prompted some interesting thinking. Normally, we are focused on bringing European thinking for furthering cycling usage growth to this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Now, the… Continue reading

Tunnel and Bridge Designs and Cycling

George Massey Tunnel, Phase 2 Consultation 2013-03-21 Forewords For the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project consultation, the British Columbia Cycling Coalition comments reflect the Coalition’s perspective of Cycling for Transportation and cycling as… Continue reading

Transit Future Plans – Part 2 – Strategic Planning for Combined Mobility Trips with Transit and Cycling

Transit future planning is not exclusively about bus routers and frequency of service.  Transit future is about planning Transit Corridors for significant transit ridership growth.  Designing for Effective Combined Mobility End Destinations to… Continue reading

Transit Future Plans – Part 1 – Strategic Planning for Combined Mobility Trips with Transit and Cycling

  Transit future planning is not exclusively about bus routers and frequency of service.  Transit future is about planning Transit Corridors for significant transit ridership growth.   Many research projects, lectures, and articles… Continue reading

Cycling in Calgary – How Can it Become a World Class City without High Grade Cycling Infrastructure and Network??

Increasing cycling activity in a municipality is not the end goal. It was for a long time. Increasing cycling traffic is a strategy or tool available to be used for achieving a vision… Continue reading

Comments – Proposed High-Speed Train from Edmonton to Calgary

2014-02-05 It is time for this high-speed train to be built now, not later.  The selection of alternatives should be for the $5 billion, new corridor scheme.  Time is important and a 90-minute,… Continue reading

Friday, February the 14th was Winter Bike to Work Day

Cycling for transportation has progressed from sunny days, to rainy days, to fall days and now is penetrating into winter days, no matter the temperature or snow or ice on the road and… Continue reading

Cycling Traffic Growth and Advocates

As cycling advocates we spend significant time for the purpose of realizing significant growth of cycling traffic in our cities, provinces, and country.  As advocates, significant growth will only come from focusing on… Continue reading

Calgary Cycle Track – Business Tries to Block Cyclists on Stephens Walk

From the Calgary Herald:   “a proposal to allow bikes on Stephen Avenue Walk is drawing criticism” from the Calgary Downtown Association. “Maggie Schofield, the executive director of the Calgary Downtown Association, supports… Continue reading

City of Calgary Downtown Cycle Track Network Plan, 2014

“2014-02-05:  Engaging both new and seasoned cyclists of all ages, as well as those who want to bike but may not feel comfortable, is what the city centre cycle track network is all… Continue reading

Survey: Support for transit through Property Tax Increase; Sunshine Coast BC

Against the call that property taxes cannot be increased, people are supporting increased taxation for transit. Politicians are telling us that the level of property tax has hit the pinnacle.  Politicians are telling… Continue reading

Which Choice of Road Pricing?

Moving in Metro, A Summit on Mobility Pricing for Roads in Metro Vancouver, 2-13-11-29 Today, I attended a summit on mobility pricing.  Not sure why it was called mobility pricing.  The discussion was really… Continue reading

Snow Ploughing the Separated Bike Lanes, Calgary AB

A grey morning.  Snow falling and whipped around by the wind. Ahhh, winter has arrived.  Time to mount the studded tires on to the city bicycle. For the last years now, removal of… Continue reading

CycloTouring – Seattle WA to Vancouver BC

  The distance from Vancouver BC to Seattle WA is about 230 km from downtown to downtown along major roads, expressway and interstate highway.  Is it a dream that some day there may… Continue reading

Montreal; What a Difference, Cycling to the Airport

The last time I cycled from downtown Montreal, Quebec to the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Dorval, the last kilometre was a challenge or should I say a game of risk.  Cycling out… Continue reading

Single Home Suburban Sprawl or Densified Urbanism

Appreciating the net cash flow and life cycle cost of house ownership might influence more people to purchase or rent in more densified neighbourhoods within catchment areas of more frequent serviced transit routes… Continue reading

E-Bicycles on Transit Vehicles

It is all about increasing cycling traffic. For each obstacle or perceived obstacle that is removed from the thinking process of potential cyclists, the greater will be the penetration of the potential cycling… Continue reading

The Third Transportation Revolution and the Evolution of our Cities

Recently, Dr. Eric Miller from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Toronto spoke in Vancouver on the third revolution of transportation within cities.  If he had been teaching back when… Continue reading

Political Considerations that should be Part of Conditions for Approving a Transit Line

There has been too much tradition in building rapid transit lines as projects in themselves, without consideration for urban communities that will be services by this faster form of transportation.   The transit lines… Continue reading

Urban Local Streets; Supporting a People-Centred Approach;

from Local Streets to People Streets; in Support of Brownfields; the Opportunity for Greening; In a posting on an upcoming international conference in Stockholm on “Future of Places”, it is noted; “why cities… Continue reading