Vélo Canada Bikes

We are working towards two overarching goals on behalf of a better Canada. They are:

  • the establishment of a National Cycling Strategy.
  • the establishment of a National Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Fund

    To do that we advocate, we educate, we inspire and we act.

    Every year we host the national bike summit, a critical gathering of like-minded individuals and organizations. We hear from experts, discuss strategy and meet with MPs, Senators and government staff to make change.We also develop policy, conduct research, connect with the country through media and work hard to create capacity for the tens of thousands of passionate organizations across Canada that care just as much about making cycling better as you.

    Whether its writing a letter to your MP or organizing an event, or simply becoming a member to show us that you love what we stand for, you can help. 


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Position Paper On The Federal Role In Cycling

THE FEDERAL ROLE IN BUILDING A BIKE-FRIENDLY CANADA

The Government of Canada has a major role to play given its responsibilities in many policy and legislative areas that significantly affect the quality, safety, and affordability of cycling. Maximizing the potential benefits requires coordinated planning and action from all levels of government.

Supporting substantial increases in bicycling of all types across Canada will constitute a simultaneous investment in fighting climate change, promoting health and equity, and boosting low-carbon tourism and small business. Furthermore, investing in bicycling is economically efficient and demonstrated to result in strong overall returns.

We have outlined 9 areas in which leadership from the federal government is key.

We are calling on the federal government to work with provincial and territorial governments, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Assembly of First Nations and additional stakeholders to develop a coordinated, evidence-based action plan tailored to maximizing current and future investments in cycling by all levels of government.

The report outlines 5 specific recommendations for immediate action.

READ THE FULL POSITION PAPER

This report was commissioned with the financial support of The Co-operators Insurance and the SRAM Cycling Fund.

2019 Summit Impact Report

Photos by Yvonne Bambrick
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