members of the Victoria Transit Commission,
Priorities and upcoming Victoria Transit Commission workshop
The Better Transit Alliance
(BTA) understands that the Victoria Transit Commission will soon be holding an
internal workshop to discuss setting priorities for BC Transit. We would like
you to consider these points in your workshop and other actions.
Our region needs transportation solutions that address
the needs of local residents while rapidly reducing greenhouse gas pollution as
called for in the Climate Emergency declaration unanimously passed by the CRD. Every investment and
decision must be examined to determine if it is going to be effective in
reducing climate pollution over the next eleven years.
Continue reading “BTA Letter to Victoria Transit Commission”
In this newsletter:
• Invest in transit, and protect the Sooke Hills Park!
• Province foot dragging on filling Hwy 1 bus lane gap
• CRD needs to hear from you – in person or by email
• Electric bus article
• Breaking – Victoria to fund youth transit passes!
Invest in transit, and protect the Sooke Hills Park!
The Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park is part of the Sea to Sea Green Blue Belt, the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) green belt linking Saanich Inlet in the east to Juan de Fuca Strait in the west.
The provincial government wants to build an “alternative emergency” Malahat route through the CRD’s Sooke Hills Park. Continue reading “[BTA News] No highway through Sooke Hills Park, Yes to bus lanes! CRD Meeting Feb 27”
If you stopped by our booth at our first Car Free Day Victoria on June 18, 2017, then you might have participated in our informal sticker survey. We loved chatting with everyone who stopped by and hearing some of your transit concerns in Greater Victoria- as well as many positive stories of transit experiences in the CRD!
Our (un)scientific survey results are very interesting! Some observations: Continue reading “Car Free Day: Survey Says…”
The BC Liberals promised 24/7 bus lanes on Hwy 1 all the way to the Westshore “soon” in 2008. In September 2016, the City of Victoria signaled their intention to move ahead with 24/7 bus lanes on Douglas Street up to the Saanich border. “That is where we need to go — 24-seven all the way through the city. That’s when people will say I’m going to get on the bus” said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.
Continue reading “Where are the 24/7 Douglas / Hwy 1 Bus Lanes Promised in 2008?”
Do you take the bus from, to, or through the District of Saanich? We encourage you to take their survey (it wraps up on January 31st, 2017). Your input will help inform the District’s 30-year Active Transportation Plan. Public transportation is active transportation!
Join us for our first ever public event “Bike lanes & Beyond” on November 29th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808000352772379/