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3 Ways BikeBC Supports Cycling in B.C. Communities

Local governments that want to expand cycling in their areas have until Sept. 30, 2014 to apply for BikeBC funding, in three categories. The funding supports larger and smaller projects, and projects that connect to the Gateway Program Cycling program in the Lower Mainland. When applying for the funding, local governments explain to BikeBC how new cycling lanes, trails and paths will increase physical activity and healthy living in their communities. Gateway Cycling Program funding is available to Lower...

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Malahat Safety Improvements: Round Two

It’s full steam ahead for a second round of safety improvements on the Malahat, with work expected to kick off in May and finish in the spring of 2015. Once this work is completed, over 50% of the Malahat will have median barriers. These improvements were identified in the 2012 Malahat Corridor study, and were also identified as a priority by the Malahat Advisory Group, which includes local residents, commuters, first responders and safety advocates. Those upgrades we’re planning...

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The ABCs of Winter Highway Classification and Maintenance

Our maintenance contractors work hard every day to keep BC highways safe and traffic moving smoothly. Because British Columbia is a geographically diverse province, our contractors can face any number of unique challenges where highway maintenance is concerned, especially in winter. In order to make sure they understand exactly what is expected of them in their day to day operations, we outline our maintenance requirements in detail. Part of that detail involves classifying provincial highways. With that in mind,...

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Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

Are you a commercial driver hauling freight in British Columbia? If so, we’ve got some great news for you. DriveBC has a new tool to make your life easier – the Commercial Vehicle Route Planner. If you’ve ever used Google Maps before, it’s the same kind of idea. You enter your starting point and your destination, and the planner shows you how to get there. So what’s the difference? Well, in addition to where you are and where you’re...

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What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

*Attention: There is a new access from Highway 17 to Highway 99. Learn more* It has been a while in the making, but the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is now open. What does that mean to you? Well, the new route will mean different things for different drivers. New Highways Mean New Numbers Prior to the opening of the new route, Highway 17 began at the BC Ferry Terminal in Tsawassen and continued to the Highway 99 Interchange...

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Getting up to Speed on the Safety and Speed Review

By now you may have heard of the public consultation about speed limits in British Columbia. What you may not have heard, though, is that these consultation sessions have been expanded to include more than just speed. Now being called the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review, the consultation sessions are now underway, and they’re looking for public feedback on a range of safety-related topics. Do you have opinions on any of the following? Speed Limits Wildlife Winter Tires...

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Winter Driving on the Wet Coast of BC: Tips for Travelling in Rain and Fog

We have talked a lot about driving in winter conditions and for the most part when we say “winter conditions”, we mean snow and ice. But for a large percentage of British Columbians (thos who live on the wet, west cost of the province), winter driving means water, water, fog and more water. So we put together some tips to help you stay on track when things get wet out there. “The Wipers on the Car go Swish, Swish,...

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Signpost Ahead: B.C. Highway Speed Limit and Safety Review

We’ve been talking with you recently about how speed limits are set on B.C. highways. Sounds like some of you are in favour of an increase in limits, while others feel fine with the speed we are at. In order to get a really clear picture of the dashboard, we are stepping the discussion into high gear with a formal B.C. highway speed limit review, beginning with a public consultation beginning in November (more details on that coming soon)....

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