GNCC CONSTITUTION

12.18.2014

If you a recouping from a nice bike ride and want to read some real boring stuf than have a look at our ByLaws and Constitution..

GNCC - Constitution

02.09.2014

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Policies & Bylaws

The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition is a diverse member-supported organization that advocates for a healthy, safe, cycling-friendly city for all. Our vision is that Nanaimo will become in the near future a city where cycling is as an essential part of its sustainable transportation network, where complete streets have been implemented in all neighbourhoods with safe, accessible on and off road cycling infrastructure, and where the needs of people who cycle are taken into account in all municipal planning and decision-making.

Policy Statements

The GNCC has developed a number of Policy Statements and Position Papers on cycling, pedestrian, education, infrastructure development, etc Below is a number of the current papers

pdf Complete Streets Promote Good Health
pdf Active Transportation - Benefitting health, safety and equity
pdf Safe Routes to School - Helping All Students Walk & Bike Safely
pdf Bike Etiquette and Common Sense
pdf Active School Travel
pdf Complete Streets Improve Mobility for All Ages
 Traffic Education in School
 Bikes means more business
 

Advocacy

Nanaimo Master Transportation Plan

The City's Transportation Master Plan ("NTMP") was adopted by Nanaimo City Council in March 2014. The NTMP aims to shape transportation policy over the next twenty-five years by shifting "the City towards a more balanced multi-modal transportation system" with more support for alternatives to the automobile, namely for cycling, walking and transit.

While the GNCC's position is that the cycling mode share targets are too conservative (see below), we also believe that the NTMP is a significant im- provement on the City's existing Bicycle Facility Design Guidelines and the business-as-usual approach to cycling facilities with its emphasis on marked shared lanes and curb lanes, i.e., investing in paint but little else. As the Plan rightly points out "shared bicycle routes and marked wide curb lanes are not likely to attract new cyclists." To its credit, the Plan incorporates many goals and policies which, if implemented, could eventually lead to a high-quality bicycle network.