With a plan to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, Vancouver is becoming renowned for its safe and extensive bike paths.
The upgrades aim to improve the intersection with the city's second-highest number of collisions.
There are many other policy implications that come with the spread of slower, safer city bikes -- here in B.C., a big one is around mandatory helmet laws. Many such laws were passed at a time when fast, forward-leaning cycling was the norm, and safe bike infrastructure was virtually non-existent. When drifting along at a walking pace, in an upright position, on a dedicated cycle track, the notion of legally requiring head protection certainly changes.
Vancouver police are following up on a video that shows a car almost running over a cyclist in a bike lane. The clip posted to YouTube shows a white car driving down a separated bike lane on Burrard S...
It's important to remember that the city, like the rest of us, has to pay interest on debt in addition to repaying the principal. With more money going to service past debt (interest plus principal), less is available for important municipal services such as garbage collection and policing. That means Vancouverites also "pay" for debt indirectly through reduced services.
My story has also brought to light the rising issue of aggression towards cyclists. When crashes and tragedies do occur, the overwhelming trend to blame the cyclist diminishes the consequences for the driver and poses a severe roadblock in encouraging mutual respect towards cyclists.
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An exchange between a cyclist and motorist in Vancouver turned into a physical fight this week, demonstrating that tensions between the two groups simmer in the city. Cyclist Edward Hoey claims he wa...
I felt compelled to see these protestors in person. A younger, more angsty self would have wanted to mock and troll them, literally ride circles around them and ring my bell. But I'm older and more chill now, and really I just wanted to see if they were real, if their hearts were in it or if they were just NPA hacks, and if they were as homogeneously old, white, and wealthy as they appeared in pictures.
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