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Fwd: [BIKEHUB] Perspective On Streets

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From: K E Ohrn
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 9:35 AM
Subject: [BIKEHUB] Perspective On Streets

Peter Ladner writes in Business In Vancouver about the remarkable change taking place in the world of Vancouver transportation.
People are learning about the immediate, real and personal benefits of active transportation.  And are finally putting real emphasis on those who use their feet to get around. His remarks on reaction from the Chattering Classes and the politically active to the newly proposed Burrard Bridge changes are instructive as signs of major decline in motordom's dominance, and the rise of new thinking about transportation.
It can't change fast enough for me; and this progress gives me hope that sanity may be slowly creeping into public life in Vancouver.
New Burrard changes -- let's get them approved 

__._,_.___If you are concerned about cycling throughout the Lower Mainland please join HUB.  Go to for details.


WeCycle’s Inaugural Trailer/Cargo/Trike/Bike Ride for Bicycle Based Businesses!

WeCycle's Inaugural Trailer/Cargo/Trike/Bike Ride for Bicycle Based Businesses!
Saturday, June 27 at 10:00am
Creekside Park in Vancouver, British Columbia
Welcome World! WeCycle will host its first ride during Velapalooza 2015!

We're excited to meet people who want to be part of the project, or that just want to ride their cargo bikes around to show...


Donthave1million Rally June 24

This would be a good protest to support. However we also need to figure out some direct action. Maybe stop investing in the stock market and start investing in our own communities?

Wednesday, June 24:
Don to speak at #donthave1million rally

Don will be speaking at the rally organized by the Vancouverites for Affordable Housing on Wednesday, June 24 at 5pm. 

Rally details from Vancouverites for Affordable Housing: 

To keep the momentum going from the May 24th that raised awareness about the housing affordability crisis in Vancouver, Vancouverites for Affordable Housing has planned their next rally for June 24th, this time with a focus on asking our government to collect and provide essential data.

Experts agree that a variety of factors have been propelling the unsustainable and stratospheric housing prices (and its effects can be felt throughout the housing continuum, from low income housing to rentals), but the piece of the puzzle we have the least information about may be the driving force behind it all.

When pressed by MLA David Eby, Housing Minister Rich Coleman responded he's not going to research the issue of foreign capital and ownership. Without the data – we can never move forward towards finding solutions!

"Give Us Data" on Foreign Ownership & Capital Rally
Location: Vancouver Central Library
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 5 to 6 pm 

Confirmed speakers: Eveline Xia, rally organizer, Prof. Penny Gurstein, Director of UBC's SCARP Program, NDP MLA Jenny Kwan, NDP MP Don Davies, and MLA Green Party candidate Pete Fry.

Click here for more details and to RSVP on Facebook


Fw: [Velolove-Vancouver] CycleHack Vancouver event this weekend

YI bike nerdsz! 

CycleHack Vancouver is this weekend!


Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.


What is CycleHack Vancouver?


CycleHack Vancouver is a 48 hour event that is gathering together a diverse range of people with different skills and experiences of transit to look at cycling in a new way. The organizers looking for those with key knowledge and background in transit to join us during the weekend to spark conversations and drive good ideas.


Over the weekend of June 19th - 21st we're joining a network of over 25 cities around the globe and tooling up citizens to take a pro-active, DIY approach to reducing the barriers to cycling.

Whether you cycle, drive or walk; make, design, code or just have great transit ideas this event is for you! We're giving voice to all those who use our roads, and helping them prototype, build and test new ideas that make the experience of cycling more accessible, safe and fun.

This first-ever CycleHack Vancouver Event is supported by the Vancouver Maker Foundation and will be hosted in Maker Labs! Find out more about CycleHack Vancouver and the Global Movement here -


Advance tickets here (if you're City staff, let me know you're coming and you'll be put on the guest list for FREE):


More information about the CycleHack movement, including their library of hacks from previous events: ‎


Fwd: Survey on distracted driving

the BC govt is asking for YOUR OPINION on "distracted driving". If you
feel like it, fill in the survey below...but NOT while driving in a


Velolove-Announce Vancouver WNBR Is Here!

From: YVR WNBR <>
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2015 09:37
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Subject: [Velolove-Announce] Vancouver WNBR Is Here!

The Vancouver World Naked Bike Ride is back this Saturday, June 13! 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 13, 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 fake fur!

· Ride safely and stay together as a group.


Tell your friends and spread the word!!


Facebook event:


#velopalooza #wnbr #yvrwnbr


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