Help Improve Bicycling in Ventura County

Help Improve Bicycling in Ventura County

Advocacy
Hello Cyclists and Community Leaders, VCTC is seeking input from bicycle riders of all ages and ability levels to shape our Regional Bicycle Wayfinding Program. Please share this email with your friends, colleagues and fellow cyclists. The goal of the Wayfinding Program is to make it easier to navigate Ventura County by bicycle. The first step is identifying intercity and cross-county routes. Whether you bike to work, to school, to stay in shape or simply for fun, we want to hear from you! Between Dec. 9, 2015 and Jan. 29, 2016, we invite you to share your thoughts with our Bicycle Wiki Map. Log-in to take a brief survey, so we know what kind of cyclist you are, and then create bike routes through the interactive map. If you track…
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The United Nations Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference

Advocacy, VCCOOL historical
Photo from the Ventura Climate March, November 29th, a local action during the start of #COP21 in Paris. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (aka #ParisCOP21) was the 21st annual Conference of the Parties, wrapped up Dec 12th. Citizen journalists were concerned that international leaders' pledges would be greenwashed - the main floor of the venue was filled with "revolutionary" green products. Vocal activists, such as #EarthGuardians gained access and performed until security carried them from the UN Venue. Corporate types did not accept invitations for the crowd-sourced party happening outside in the streets. Passionate folks from around the world were called to converge on the Climate Talk Capital. Here's their experience:
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Homeless Count 2016

Homeless Count 2016

Advocacy, VCCOOL historical
Peter Brown from the City will be running it. This is important to find out how many people we actually have so they can use the data to get supportive services and help. Sign up here on the United Way site: 2016 City of Ventura Homeless Count
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A Different Kind of Biker Gang

A Different Kind of Biker Gang

Event, HUB Club Youth Program, Ventura Bike HUB
This year, children and teenagers from the Ventura area who have been signed up through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program are going to find something special under their tree. For between fifty and sixty of them, they are going to see a gleaming, completely refurbished like-new bike courtesy of the HUB Community Bike Shop in Ventura. The HUB Bike Shop is a program of VCCool, a local climate change grassroots non-profits with the mission to get as many people riding bikes instead of cars as feasible. This mission, intersected this Christmas season with The Salvation Army in Ventura’s mission to get as many gifts into the hands of as many children as possible. Taking bikes that had been returned to Target for a variety of reasons such as missing…
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