Posts Tagged ‘ Greeninitiative ’

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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Cast of B.C. Players Fuelling Natural Gas Trucks

Our Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) branch is an adaptable bunch – they have to be to inspect all those mechanical nooks and crannies while keeping up with evolving technologies. Take the emergence of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel for B.C. transport trucks, for example. CVSE is finalizing safety inspection standards for new trucks, which are equipped with innovative technology that enables diesel-powered engines to run on LNG. Although not yet a common sight on...

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Little Qualicum Bridge: A River Runs Through It

Little Qualicum Bridge: A River Runs Through It

The Little Qualicum River has been hard at work recently, scouring away the river bank near the bridge of the same name. This means that we have also been hard at work to stop the erosion, because, if the river was allowed to continue on its course, it would eventually hit the Oceanside Route on Highway 19A near Qualicum. Just because a river runs through it, doesn’t mean the river should also rule the road; at least, not where...

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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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