LET’S KEEP MOVING: Active Transportation With BCCC

In the landscape of transportation, where sustainability and health intertwine, human-powered mobility stands as a landmark of progress. The BC Cycling Coalition (BCCC), dedicated to advancing active transportation (AT), emerges as a driving force in transforming British Columbia’s commuting culture. With a bold vision of achieving 30% of all trips utilizing active transportation, the BCCC embodies dedication to promoting cycling as a viable means of transportation.

At the heart of their endeavours lies a multifaceted approach, emphasized by initiatives such as grants for community cycling projects, the Bike Sense program offering free safe cycling information, and the Kids On Wheels program fostering a love for cycling from an early age. This year, their commitment shines brighter with the announcement of the Active Transportation Summit – “Let’s Keep Moving, The Active Transportation Summit 2024.”

Set in the middle of Metro Vancouver’s cycling infrastructure, New Westminster, this summit stands as a beacon of collaboration and innovation. Supported by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and hosted by the BCCC, the summit unites an array of stakeholders. From planners and engineers to government leaders, industry experts, academics, and nonprofits, participants converge to engage in two days of curated content spanning every facet of active transportation.

Scheduled for June 18th and 19th, the summit offers not only insightful speakers and programs but also immersive excursions. These excursions, such as walking or cycling tours, serve as learning opportunities, allowing attendees to witness firsthand the transformative power of active transportation in action.

More than just a gathering of minds, the summit embodies a vision of connection and collaboration. By fostering communication and innovation within the AT space, it seeks to foster lasting change beyond its confines. The ultimate goal is to forge relationships that will propel the BCCC’s mission of making cycling safer, more inclusive, and accessible to the people of British Columbia.

Amidst this landscape of advocacy and action, Bicycle Broker emerges as an ally in promoting active transportation. Recognizing the inherent risks associated with urban cycling, striving to mitigate these through comprehensive insurance coverage. By safeguarding cyclists and their equipment, Bicycle Broker plays a pivotal role in fostering a safer and more welcoming environment for cyclists across British Columbia.

As wheels turn and pedals push forward, the Active Transportation Summit 2024 stands as a testament to the power of collective action. Through collaboration, innovation, and unwavering dedication, the BCCC and its partners pave the way towards a future where cycling isn’t just a mode of transportation but a cornerstone of sustainable, healthy communities.

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