The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is a non-profit society that works to improve conditions for cycling in Metro Vancouver. The VACC believes that increased bicycle use has the potential to significantly reduce traffic congestion, prevent diseases that result from inactive living, reduce pollution and enhance our urban environment.
The VACC works through its various programs to change the circumstances that currently discourage bicycle use; that is, to provide and improve cycling facilities, to educate cyclists in commuter cycling skills, and to encourage visibility and celebration of cycling as a legitimate and embraced mode of transportation.
You will find the VACC out in your community on your commute to work during Bike to Work Week in spring and fall, leading the “Great Rides” group bike events, teaching safe cycling skills at community centres, workplaces, and schools (Streetwise Cycling and Bike to School), and at community events such as Earth Day and the Bike Shorts Film Festival throughout the year. If you take your bike on the SkyTrain or ride in the protected lanes on the Burrard Street Bridge, you can thank the VACC for its advocacy, which helped to make these a reality.
Please visit www.vacc.bc.ca for more information.