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Public invited to CPAC meeting

All members of the public are invited to attend a meeting of the Cycling Public Advisory Committee (CPAC) in the Evergreen Lounge of the Filberg Centre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.  21.

“We are looking for your ideas on cycling in the Comox Valley. Commuters, recreational cyclists, mountain bikers or anyone with thoughts on how to help us make cycling safer and more enjoyable are welcome,” said CPAC member James Taylor, in a press release.

CPAC advocates for cycling issues in the Comox Valley, and makes recommendations to the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force and specific jurisdictions on regional cycling issues. The committee also communicates with the general public on cycling issues, concerns and suggestions. The Cycling Task Force is made up of members of all local governments, working together to develop a comprehensive cycling strategy. Their goal is to improve cycling access in the Comox Valley, both recreationally and for commuting, and to improve safe travel for all members of the public and safe access to regional bikeways by communicating public ideas to other elected officials.

Topics of discussion will include:

• Cycling access to the new hospital

• Sharing the road with scooters, mobility devices, etc.

• Passing on the right; a recent court case

• Progress with the HASTe Program

• Upcoming Complete Streets Project in Courtenay

• The future of the Cycling Public Advisory Committee and Cycling Task Force.

• Any other topics participants wish to raise

The Cycling Task Force and CPAC meet quarterly. For more information on their activities, including future meetings, visit www.courtenay.ca/cycling.aspx

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