Saturday
Jan202018

The Safety Connection - The System and The Individual

From the perspective of a cycling advocate, the BC transportation system seems set up for the automobile. Protective laws that are in place for pedestrians and bicyclists convey an intention to protect people walking and riding a bike. However, these same protective laws often appear to have a bias towards the convenience of a motor vehicle; the active traveller an afterthought.

Best practice physical infrastructure for people getting around other than a car, is providing a way to bring equality back into our transportation system. The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition is advocating for just that. It is a process that inevitably deals with current politics and policy, cultural beliefs and our human resistance to change.

In the meantime, the individual venturing out in the community as a pedestrian, riding a bike, or getting around on a mobility scooter must bear the "lion's share" for personal safety. Our goal today is to remind you about a few personal safety tips for the winter months still ahead - be visible, winterize your equipment and stay warm, dry, and safe.

 

 

Friday
Dec082017

A Jolly Christmas Bike

 

A Jolly Christmas Bike

 

December is a festive month.  It is when we prepare for the holiday season ahead.   Each day the scene of Christmas lights multiply and joyfully create the feeling of brighter nights as we anticipate the shortest day of the year.   We also start to think about what special gifts we can find for our friends and family.  

This year we wanted to help you out by showing you some gift ideas that will keep your favourite person on a bike bright, festive and safe.   Our December newsletter is filled with fun and vibrant ideas, so check it out:

If you want to give a gift that gives twice, choosing one of the lights or reflective gear options might be a good choice for you. People driving a car appreciate highly visible bike riders and pedestrians. It is scary when someone seems to appear out of nowhere, because they blend into the dark nights. In that way, reflective clothing and waterproof bike lights can be a jolly gift of safety to your loved one on a bike and a jubilant gift of visibility for their fellow road users.

Let’s celebrate with lights and enjoy the Holiday Season in a safe and festive way:

 

Friday
Nov242017

CVCCo Newsletters

All the newsletter for the CVCCo can be found by clicking on the "Files" section on the right --->

Or following this link ... Files

Monday
Aug142017

In the News - CV Record - 9 Aug 17

Marg Harris, our President wrote to the CV Record Editor. A reporter read the letter and intereviewed Marg about the issue with the repaving of our roads in the valley.

Have a read ...

https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/comox-valley-cycling-coalition-upset-with-road-conditions/

 

Thursday
Jun292017

New Video - Bike Rodeo

As you all know, we are very involved in Bicycle Rodeos all across the Comox Valley.

Ecole Robb Road was one of the last ones.

Take a look ...