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  • CycleVancouverIsland.ca V.I.C.T.A. Newsletters
    information please visit CRD Parks web site at www crd bc ca parks or call the CRD Parks Info Line at 474 PARK To map your detour around trail closures pick up a Davenport Victoria Cycling and Walking Map On road facilities for cyclists have been identified and rated by the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition Cycle Tourism Research Vermont a major cycling tourism destination reports that outdoor recreation visitors are more apt to stay longer and visit more often Return visit intentions were much higher and spending per visitor was a third higher than other visitors according to a study done for the University of Vermont For details on the study go to www uvm edu snrvtdc publications Outdoor Recreation Report pdf Quebec Taps Into Winning Formula Velo Quebec has Canadian info on cycling tourism benefits Among their findings The average bicycle tourist spend 100 day versus conventional travel tourists at 52 day Bicycle tourists average of 6 5 nights away from home compared to conventional travel tourists at 3 1 nights Bicycle tourist travel extends their tourism season from May to September For information on the Velo Quebec analysis go to www velo qc ca bulletins RV bulletin8 2 e pdf American drivers on our side An American Automobile Association AAA survey of its members found that they would put up 7 of highway user fees for bicycle and pedestrian projects If investments were allocated on this basis it would represent a huge boost for cycling and walking infrastructure in the U S Find the survey numbers at http www ouraaa com traveler index mid html Get Maps VICTA will carry an extensive library of local maps and information guides covering Vancouver Island Contact jluton horizon bc ca Got an event or tourism tip Favourite Ride Share it with

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/news/victa_news_mar103.htm (2013-06-03)
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  • CycleVancouverIsland.ca V.I.C.T.A. Newsletters
    the blue bridge Seaside route signage was envisioned to incorporate information at the trailhead adjacent to the E N train station and at the link to the Lochside trail in Saanich City staff will work with VICTA to design an information kiosk highlighting the Seaside Touring Route and linking it to the trail For more information on the issue contact jluton horizon bc ca Goose Links to Cowichan Valley CRD Parks is planning trail connections north through the Sooke Hills to connect the Galloping Goose to the Cowichan Valley an important link to support regional recreational and touring cycling A gateway at Humpback Road is being planned and stakeholders including VICTA will be invited to review design concepts and route plans for the new trail links VICTA invites you to share your ideas on the proposal Send comments to jluton horizon bc ca Closing the Gaps on the Galloping Goose Connecting the trail north to the Cowichan Valley is good news Gaps remaining in urbanized areas will still need to be addressed for many visitors and local cyclists to link to any new facilities Overpasses at Juan de Fuca and at Kelly Road Millstream are two projects that are needed to open up the trail system to the north and west to Sooke At Jacklin Road in Langford a push button crossing would likley work for trail users trying to cross a busy arterial You can help make it happen Write to the CRD Colwood Langford and MLA Arnie Hamilton Recent expresssions of provincial interest in supporting cycle tourism through trail projects should be explored for project support For further information on who to write and draft letter templates contact jluton horizon bc ca Get Maps VICTA will carry an extensive library of local maps and information guides covering Vancouver

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/news/victa_news_mar0103.htm (2013-06-03)
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  • CycleVancouverIsland.ca V.I.C.T.A. Newsletters
    supportive businesses will be profiled in the 1st edition of the Islands Cycling Guide under assembly by the Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance The product will aim to highlight services and destinations around the Georgia Basin in easy reach of cycle tourists and day trippers visiting the region For information on VICTA s Map and Guide and supportive membership program contact jluton horizon bc ca or see rates at www cycletourism com Deadline is April 15th 2003 Census Figures on Transportation Released Victoria is still the cycling capital of Canada Figures released in February show that 1 2 of Canadians bicycle to work compared to 4 in the US Victoria out pedals every major city in North America with 4 8 of the population bicycling as the primary commute mode View the numbers at http www12 statcan ca english census01 Products Analytic companion pow ftorbike cfm Province Plans More Trail Work Trail planning work to support tourism objectives will focus on BC s Kettle Valley Rail Trail says a BC government news release The Ministry has identified 2 000 kilometres of abandoned rail corridors that could be converted to trails Under the pilot project work will be done to develop a management plan for opening up 273 kilometres of rail corridors near Penticton and Princeton including funding implementation and maintenance Tourism BC will be a partner in developing strategic marketing for the Rails to Trails program Cowichan Valley and Grand Forks will also be considered for similar projects http www gov bc ca Olympic Bid Endorsed 64 of Vancouver residents voted yes to the 2010 Winter Games bid Turnout was a strong 46 of city voters Whistler central to the Games is also a popular summer destination for mountain bikers and bound to attract the active travel market exposed through

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/news/victa_news_feb03.htm (2013-06-03)
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    Original URL path: http://www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/images/route_007.html (2013-06-03)
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