Our upcoming Infrastructure Tours are shaping up!

We had originally planned to host our upcoming Cycling Infrastructure Tour on bicycles but found that it was too difficult to find a reasonably short route that would cover all that we wanted to show. To do so would require at minimum, a 23 km route -- a distance that we felt is too long (especially with a couple of good-sized hills along the way) for people with little to no experience riding alongside or with traffic.

Instead, we decided that it would be best to do our tour with a bus. So after a few emails, phone calls, and meetings, Translink has most graciously agreed to provide us with a bus for the day.

The tour, which will be held in late September and is specifically designed for Langley City and Township mayors and councils, engineering and planning staff, and a few others in the community who are instrumental in the transportation infrastructure decision making processes. The tour will be taking place in the City of Surrey and will highlight Surrey's vision and approach to creating a transportation network that provides options for people who more in and around its communities. The tour will also emphasize the effort being made throughout the Metro Vancouver region to provide a comprehensive cycling network that will encourage more people to ride bikes on safe, connected infrastructure.

The tour will open at Surrey City Hall with a presentation from the City of Surrey Engineering Department and will be followed with a speakers panel that includes:

Gordon Price 
A Fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue. Until 2016, he was the Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, and is a former six-term Vancouver City councillor. Find out more about Gordon on his blog, Price Tags.

Chris and Melissa Bruntlett
The owners of Modacity (a very popular and informative Vancouver based blogzine) work together to communicate a more human image of multi-modal transportation. Chris and Melissa strive to educate people and cities about the inherent benefits of moving away from a car-centric transportation model, to a more inclusive one that is accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and economic means.

Nathan Pachal
Nathan is a Langley City Councillor, and advocate for creating sustainable and accessible communities. Nathan has been running the very successful and well-known, South Fraser Blog for the past ten years.

In addition to the speakers panel mentioned above, we also have representatives from ICBC, Fraser Health, and Translink who will be speaking on the bus.

We're looking forward to a great day showing and learning about the challenges, benefits, successes, and approaches to different types of cycling infrastructure.

If you'd like to help out with our tour, please get in touch with us at langley@bikehub.ca 

Converted roadway at 110th Avenue at 154th Street.

One of the planned stops on our tour -- a repurposed roadway at 110th Avenue and 154th Street in Surrey.

 


Chilliwack is Forming a Cycling Advocacy Group

If you live or cycle in Chilliwack you might want to get in touch with a group of cyclists in the area who are talking with local politicians, city staff, and cyclists to better infrastructure in that region. We attended their first meeting last month and were very impressed with their approach and level of enthusiasm.

If you want to help out or learn more about what this group is doing, contact Janice at jbalakshin@gmail.com


Attend Tonight's July HUB Langley Meeting

Our next meeting is this evening, Monday, 17 July, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Drop in and let us know of your concerns about cycling in the City of Langley and the Township of Langley and find out what we're working on.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Meeting location:

Township of Langley Civic Facility
Murray Creek Room
20338 - 65 Avenue
Langley, BC
V2Y 3J1

More about our meetings (including a location map)

All are welcome, no experience is required. Drop in, say hello, and share your experiences. Together we'll make cycling safer and better in Langley.

If you are not able to attend this meeting and would like to offer assistance, learn more about what we do or wish to be added to our email list, please send an email to langley@bikehub.ca and we'll get back to you right away.


HUB Langley Committee July Meeting Agenda

    1. Welcome and Introductions
    2. Adoption of previous minutes
    3. Business from previous minutes
    4. UnGaptheMap
    5. Infrastructure Tours
    6. New Business
    7. Question and Answer if time allows
    8. Adjournment

 

About HUB Cycling

HUB Cycling makes cycling better through education, action, events, and collaboration. More people riding bikes means healthier, happier, more connected communities. HUB Cycling is leading the way in making cycling an attractive transportation choice for everyone. HUB is a charitable non­profit that has spent the last 15 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB has educated thousands of people, motivated thousands more, and championed improvements that benefit current and future cyclists. For more information about HUB Cycling visit bikehub.ca.

The HUB Cycling Langley Committee was formed in May, 2015. For more information about our committee, please visit our website at the address below or send us an email: langley@bikehub.ca