The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Cycling Public Advisory Committee in the Evergreen Lounge at 7 p.m. Aug. 22.
The group is looking for ideas on cycling in the Comox Valley. Commuters, recreational cyclists, mountain bikers or anyone with thoughts on how to help make cycling safer and more enjoyable are welcome.
CPAC advocates for cycling issues in the Comox Valley and make recommendations to the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force and specific jurisdictions on regional cycling issues. They also communicate with the public on cycling issues, concerns and suggestions.
The task force is comprised of members of local governments, working together to develop a comprehensive cycling strategy. Their goal is to improve cycling access in the Valley, both recreationally and for commuting, and to improve safe travel for the public and safe access to regional bikeways by communicating ideas to other elected officials.
One topic will be recent transportation plans including the BC Transit plan for the Valley and the City of Courtenay’s Multi-modal Transportation Plan.
“We’ve seen some great language coming out of the city’s Transportation Plan to support more mobility options for people. CPAC is encouraged to hear that the public consultation revealed strong support for more cycling and walking,” says James Taylor, member of CPAC. “But we also know that plans take political will to implement. We look forward to continuing to work with the public, the Cycling Task Force and all public officials to help realize the vision of these forward thinking transportation plans.”
Other items to be discussed include cycling issues for the new hospital, kids cycling to school, Fitzgerald Avenue cycling lane proposal, recent developments in Comox and the state of the Sixth Street bridge proposal.
The task force and CPAC meet quarterly. For more information, visit www.courtenay.ca/cycling.aspx.
– Cycling Public Advisory Committee