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Why is that Cyclist in my Lane? A Question of Cycling Safety

April 22, 2014
Why is that Cyclist in my Lane? A Question of Cycling Safety

We get a lot of questions and comments about cycling safety here at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, so in our ongoing effort to improve the safety of cyclists (and other travellers), here’s another important reminder to look out for them and explain why you might see them riding in front of you...

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Lochside Trail: Why You Should Hop on a Bike Right Now

July 30, 2013
Lochside Trail: Why You Should Hop on a Bike Right Now

Go ahead… hop on a bike (or just put your walking shoes on). South Vancouver Island’s Lochside Trail just got smoother with 1.7 kilometres of freshly paved pathway between Island View Road and Mount Newton X Road. “It’s like a super highway as far as I’m concerned,” said cyclist Chark Nipp with a laugh....

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

March 5, 2013
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

With a broad name like Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are bound to be questions. Like small-talk at a cocktail party, those 13 syllables beg the question: “So, what do you do?” Some of the work we do is probably pretty obvious, but some of it may surprise you. To help clarify our...

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The One Thing Drivers and Cyclists Need to Know

January 17, 2013
The One Thing Drivers and Cyclists Need to Know

There has been some confusion over the years as to exactly where bicycles fit on our roads. Do they stay on the shoulder (or bike lane if it’s there)? Do they ride with or against traffic? Are they allowed to ride on the road? Here’s what you need to know: people riding a bicycle...

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Test of Humanity – A Race to Build Lives

September 12, 2012
Test of Humanity – A Race to Build Lives

What do you get when you take two people with tons of determination, add a maintenance contractor with volunteering spirit, sprinkle in competitive cycling and surround it with the desire to change lives? Answer: Test of Humanity. If there’s one thing Avalanche Technician Nic Seaton and his wife Sheilagh love more than travelling, it’s...

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Filming and Special Events: A How-To for B.C. Highways

July 25, 2012
Filming and Special Events: A How-To for B.C. Highways

We’re not the only ones who know British Columbia is a scenic place to work and play. Every year, filmmakers, actors and athletes from around the world use provincial roads and highways as backdrops for the big screen and terrain for local sporting events. Before an event or any filming can happen, organizers must...

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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 2

June 1, 2012
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....

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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 1

May 31, 2012
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...

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Shouldering for Safety – Making Highway 16 Safer For Cyclists

September 26, 2011
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It’s becoming a lot more common these days to see cyclists on the road, and it’s easy to see why. Cycling is a convenient, healthy and relatively inexpensive way to get around. And with more people taking to the road on their bikes, we’re doing what we can to make things better for them....

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Fast Forward to Cyclist Enhancements on UBCO Route

September 6, 2011
Fast Forward to Cyclist Enhancements on UBCO Route

Just because Bike to Work Week is over does not mean that we have forgotten about cyclists and other types of traffic in our transit planning. Our dedication to highway safety is not limited to motorists. Cyclists and pedestrians are high on our list of important people to please. Cyclists commuting to UBC in...

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