Making Island Travel Safer
We advocate and educate for safe active transportation options on Salt Spring Island and for better regional connections. We work in partnership with other groups and agencies. We rely on our dedicated volunteers for many tasks, especially the planning and construction of pathways and occasional large events such as Velo Village 2012.
We’ve been active building trails, paving shoulders, fitting children with helmets, offering maps and raising awareness of the health, environmental and economic benefits of non-motorized transportation for the last 25 years and in that time we’ve built over $500,000 worth of pathway infrastructure and fitted over more than 600 island children for safe and effective bicycle helmets.
Click here, or on the cover image, to read the history of Island Pathways work, from 1988-2013, to improve non-motorized transportation on Salt Spring.
The Victoria Foundation has a new Island Pathways webpage in its Community Knowledge Centre directory. Click on the underlined links to get to these pages. Our thanks for their help funding our 2010 pathway.
Over the next quarter century, we plan to continue working with partners, volunteers, and donors to:
Island Pathways brochure - a great two-page summary of our purpose, activities, and successes, with a membership application
Heritage Map with Bike Routes - our award-winning map, the best in-a-nutshell guide to the island
See our Publications page for links to our newsletters, annual reports, bikeway advocacy materials, and Velo Village literature.
BRENDA GUILED President, 2011 to present
HEATHER BIVER Membership
From 2011-2014, Heather was Island Pathways secretary and membership coordinator. She’s continuing with this latter, while staying active with community liaison, particularly donations in kind from supporting local businesses.
MARGARETHA NORDINE Chair, Helmets for Life Past President 2002-2011
JEAN GELWICKS Chair, Partners Creating Pathways
BOB MACKIE Chair, Bicycle Working Group
Mary joined the board with the unanimous approval of the membership at the 2014 Feb 15 Annual General Meeting. She is a long time resident of Salt Spring Island who loves cycling and has cycled on the island for many years. A few years ago, she cycled across Canada. With children and grandchildren living on the island, she has a keen interest in making our island roads safer for cycling.
The Island Pathways board has room for one more member. If you're passionate about improving non-motorized transportation on Salt Spring, please consider joining our very active working board.
Grant-Writing, Walking & Hiking Map