Category: Cycling Issues

Seaside Greenway Party, Sat. July 5th, 11 am – 3 pm

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Come celebrate the completion of one of Vancouver’s best public realm treasures. The Seaside Greenway that connects downtown’s Seawall and False Creek with Jericho Beach is ready to be biked, walked, or rolled – and may the best costume or decorated bike win!

What will you find? In the parks along the route towards Jericho Beach, you can listen to live music, zip yourself into a giant petal (really!), feast from your favorite food trucks, get crafty with the kids, play all sorts of lawn games, strike a yoga pose and more. Bring your picnic lunch and find a shady spot amid the festivities and don’t forget plenty of water and sunscreen. A bike valet will be available in Hastings Mill Park sponsored by BEST.

But wait, there’s more!

Continue west down the Seaside Greenway route to check out Brock House’s Summer Fair, Jericho Sailing Centre’s 40th Anniversary Celebration (we’ve heard rumours that there’s cake!) and MEC’s Paddlefest on Jericho Beach. Also, don’t miss the volleyball tournament on Kitsilano Beach on the way down.

This celebration for everyone is supported by many, including the Vancouver Public Space Network, HUB Cycling, the UBC AMS Bike Co-op, BEST, area neighbours and others.

World naked Bike Ride this Saturday starts 12 noon Sunset Beach

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photos from 2011 ride
The Vancouver World Naked Bike Ride is here again! Join tens of thousands of cyclists around the world and experience the exposed joy and participate in the world’s largest naked protest against oil dependency and car culture!

The ride is bare as you dare, so fear not. All that is needed is a sprinkle of colourful courage. Together we’ll spread waves of happiness and contagious smiles across the city. So join us for the most fun event of the year.

Meet Saturday, June 14, 12:00pm Noon at Sunset Beach (near the corner of Beach Avenue and Bute Street) for body painting and performances with the ride itself starting at 2:00pm. A picnic follows the ride, hosted by NIFTY. The ride and all ride activities are free.

Naked bike riding tips:
• Prepare for riding rain or shine!
• If sunny, put on sunscreen!
• You do not have to be fully naked to join the ride.
• Wear shoes!
• If you are shy, the ride will start off clothed. There will be an opportunity to dress down after the start.
• Keep your clothes with you – you never know when you may need them (like… after the ride).
• Decorate your bike! Come with signs and funky hats! Cover your bike seat with fun fur!
• Ride safely and stay together as a group.
• Tell your friends! Spread the word!!

For more information visit:
http://www.facebook.com/YVR.WNBR (like us!)

http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Vancouver

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/561854150529148

#velopalooza #wnbr #yvrwnbr

Downtown Bus Service Review Open House

The Downtown Vancouver Local Bus Service Review is a joint initiative of the City of Vancouver and TransLink. The objective of the review is to develop a near term (one- to five-year) vision for the bus network in the downtown core.

Attend the Downtown Local Bus Service Review open house and learn more about this project, talk with the study team and share your thoughts on how to improve bus service in downtown Vancouver.

June 22, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay St)

 

Public Walk: Comox-Helmcken Greenway June 29

The City is accepting feedback on the road construction of the long-awaited Comox-Helmcken Greenway.

WERA is hosting a public walk of the Greenway on June 29th. We’ll get started at 11:00 am from the corner of Comox & Chilco. A City Engineer will join us to answer our questions about the construction efforts. Everyone is welcome!

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The Comox-Helmcken Greenway Section 1 before Council next Wed. Dec 12

The Comox-Helmcken greenway section 1 is at Transportation and Environment Committee next week

DATE:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
TIME:
9:30 am
PLACE:
Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

From the City of Vancouver:

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at:CoV website

For the report on the Greenway: Report

If you wish further information on this matter, please contact Douglas Scott, Active Transportation, at 604.873.7155.  If you wish to address the Standing Committee, please call me at 604.871.6355, by 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2012.  Please note speakers are requested to limit their comments to no longer than five minutes.

You may also communicate your thoughts on the issue to the Mayor and Councillors by emailing mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca and we will ensure Council receives all correspondence before the matter is considered.

For your information, all meetings of Council are webcast and can be viewed at:Whatch live The minutes for this meeting can be viewed at: approximately two days following the meeting.  Hard copies of the minutes are available upon request.

Lori Isfeld
Meeting Coordinator
Legislative Operations
City Clerk’s Office
T: 604-871-6355
lori.isfeld@vancouver.ca

YMCA offering FREE training for cycling in Vancouver, October 19

The Downtown YMCA is offering a Free day long cycling workshop. If that were not enough they are also offering lunch and prizes. The workshop will be an opportunity to learn about promoting cycling and outreach to newcomers and different ethnic groups, work together to increase ridership and a chance to network within the cycling community.

Where: Robert Lee YMCA

955 Burrard Street, family Development Centre, 5th floor.

When: Friday October 19, from 9 am to 4 pm

For More information or to register please contact Jeanine Ball at 604 673 6171 or at jeanine.ball@vanymca.org

WERA in the News: Courier updates on the Cactus Club story

WERA president Christine Ackerman was quoted in the Courier newspaper discussing the Cactus Club exit/bike lane issue (see WERA story here).

An excerpt:

From opening day on March 2, black vinyl ropes were often set up outside the restaurant directing patrons departing on foot straight into a busy two-way bike lane. But as of the past weekend, the ropes were relocated to contain customers to the pavement immediately in front of the restaurant and along the sidewalk parallel to the route used by cyclists. “We’re really happy to hear that. It looks like our letter has had some positive impact,” said Christine Ackermann with the West End Residents Association.