Posts Tagged ‘ biketoworkweek ’

Winter Driving: How Not to Need a Tow Truck

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A roadside expert generously shared his knowledge with us recently, to help drivers #ShiftintoWinter, and keep everyone safer on B.C.’s roads. Larry Styba rescues vehicles as part of his job as a tow truck operator, trainer and public relations person with Maple Ridge Towing. A WreckMaster Level 6/7 certified towing and recovery operator, Larry sees and hears how people end up in mishaps that require his help. He also knows what’s needed to drive large vehicles in winter’s most...

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Four Steps for Cycling Safely

Four Steps for Cycling Safely

The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and you’ve been thinking about hopping on your bike and riding to work. And why not? It’s a great way to get some exercise, it’s much cheaper to commute with than your car, and it’s a whole lot better for the environment. The only thing you’re not looking forward to is riding your bike on the road with motorists. But don’t let that stop you. We’re here to help make your...

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Bridging the Week: Engagement and the Shift into Winter

November is upon us and with it comes a distinct shift into winter. Remember to set your clocks back an hour this weekend and when you do, remember that darker days require extra care when driving. Shifting into Winter also means being prepared to drive and survive in winter weather. Bridging the Week in transportation news this week we will review the launch of the Coastal Ferries Consultation and Engagement plan and what that means to you, as well...

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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 2

Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 2

We’ve just pedalled off the ferry on our “Tour de BC,” which began on Vancouver Island and Northern BC in Part 1. We’ll continue exploring some of the province’s latest cycling trail and pathway projects in celebration of Bike to Work Week, starting on Vancouver’s North Shore and finishing up in the Southern Interior. So, hop on and let’s go! Lower Mainland: Raising Commuter Spirit and Connecting Cities North Vancouver… it’s rainy, sure, but it’s also the place of...

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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 1

Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 1

In celebration of Bike to Work Week, we’re taking a look at some of the exciting trail blazing projects that are supporting cycling in the province. So grease your chain, hop on the saddle and start cruising all around the province on trails made possible by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Bike BC program and cost sharing with federal and local governments. PHOTO CREDIT: Capital Regional District We’ll start our “Tour de BC” on Vancouver Island in the...

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Commuter Challenge – Welcome to the Main Event

Commuter Challenge – Welcome to the Main Event

In this corner, the reigning champion, weighing in at a whopping 4,000 pounds, the car! In the other corner, weighing in at a mere at 25 pounds, he’s quiet and unassuming, but don’t let his humble character fool you. The bicycle may be small, but he’s hungry to win. Ladies and gentlemen, this promises to be a real fight to the finish. As a launch into Bike to Work Week, Victoria cyclists and motorists faced off in the annual...

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Bike to Work Week May 30 – June 5, 2011

British Columbians are encouraged to get on a bike and go green, May 30 – June 5, for the 17th annual Bike to Work Week. Since 2001, the Province has invested more than $133 million in cycling infrastructure, creating new bicycle lanes and trails in over 75 communities.  

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Bike to Work Week – Get on Your Bike and Ride

Bike to Work Week – Get on Your Bike and Ride

Two-wheeled commuters will be cycling to work May 30 to June 5, across British Columbia. Bike to Work Week is an annual event, led by a non-profit group, which encourages and promotes cycling as an alternate form of transportation. This year, more than 22 communities are involved, from Prince Rupert to Penticton. In each community, teams have been forming to track participation, celebrate cycling and spread the word about the benefits of bicycling. Prizes and fun are part of...

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