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February 13/06 9:36 am - Velolove News

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CLCO Board Meeting To Hear Public Delegations

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The directors of the Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc. ("CLCO") will hear from Public Delegations at their next meeting on February 15, 2006.

The "Canada Line" is the new name for the now being constructed RAV (Richmond-Airport-Vancouver) SkyTrain rapid transit line.

Where: Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1, W.H. Anderson Room, 2nd Floor
Meeting begins 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Doors open at 8:50 AM)

Delegations must register in advance of the meeting. To register please visit

Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

On the third Wednesday of every month (except August) the Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee meets 5:30pm in the Strathcona Room at Vancouver City Hall (453 West 12th at Cambie) to address cycling-related issues in the city of Vancouver and advises City Council on those issues.

Guests are welcome. If you'd like to speak to the committee, please contact Laura Kazakoff in advance at 604-871-6353 or

For more info, see

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!

Thursday, February 16

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass. Your host: Conrad Schmidt, 604-537-2044

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio needs to hear from you! If you have a bike related event or announcement, phone 604-UBC-CiTR (604-822-2487) during the show!

Web site:
Listen live over the Internet:

St. Valentines Alleycat

Saturday, February 18

Bring lock, bag, pen, and your true love. Open to all cycling romantics.

$10 to ride.
Starts 2:00 pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery

VACC 8th Annual General Meeting

Sunday, February 19, 2006

VACC (the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition) hopes you can join them for their AGM this Sunday. Members and non-members are welcome however you must be a VACC member in good standing to vote in the board election.

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion. Entrance is at BACK of building, the room is upstairs. Plenty of indoor bike parking.
Address: 2702 Norland Ave. (corner of Douglas) Burnaby (5 minutes SW of Holdom Skytrain station)

Guest Speaker: Gwendal Castellan
Topic: The Antipodes Expedition: Cycling the Americas from the Antarctic to the Arctic

The Antipodes Expedition is a project started by Gwendal Castellan, who decided to share his dream of cycling half way across the world and in two hemispheres with as many youth as possible. The expedition started on January 15th 2004 in Ushuaia, Argentina with a Tandem three cyclists and finished in Inuvik in the North West Territories on September 1st 2005 with six cyclists and covered 30,000 km.

For more information, call 604-878-2222 or email

Canada Line North Cambie Area Open House

Tuesday February 21, 2006

The Canada Line Project is inviting the public to participate in the next phase of community consultation for the Canada Line - the Detailed Design Consultation for stations.

You are invited to attend an open house to learn more about the North Cambie section of the Canada Line, including station character and design and to provide your comments. This section includes stations at False Creek South and Broadway/City Hall in Vancouver. In addition, the City of Vancouver will be seeking your input into station precinct planning which addresses neighbourhood improvements including parking, traffic, and pedestrian and bike access.

Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Holiday Inn (Ballroom), 711 West Broadway, Vancouver

Station design consultation will have four steps. An initial series of public open houses will be followed by meetings with Urban Design Panels from the Cities of Richmond and Vancouver. Input from the public open houses and the Urban Design Panels will help guide further station design work undertaken by the Canada Line‚s design teams. The results of this detailed design work will be presented to the public in a second round of open houses, followed by final presentations to the Development Permit Boards in Richmond and Vancouver. The initial series of open houses will also seek your comments on key relationships between the station and the surrounding neighbourhood. Public input will be used by the City of Vancouver to develop a refined precinct plan to be showcased in the second round of open houses.

For further information about the open house contact (604) 608-0200 or visit

Sauder School of Business Alumni Relations

"Traffic and Vancouver: Approaches, Solutions, and Futures"
Monday, March 6, 2006

Join Sauder School of Business faculty members Joseph (Yossi) Berechman and David Gillen, as well as Clive Rock of TransLink as they discuss transportation issues in Vancouver, lessons and cautions from abroad.

Join us for this great opportunity to network, reconnect and socialize with Sauder Alumni and Guests!

Time: Reception (Foyer), 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Presentation, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Venue: UBC Robson Square, Room C100, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Ticket price: This is a free event
Registration: RSVP Online

Questions? Phone: 604-822-8399 or email:


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