Collisions involving cyclists too numerous along Douglas corridor

Re: Busy Douglas corridor needs active transit fix, News (Feb. 4)

Re: Busy Douglas corridor needs active transit fix, News (Feb. 4)

Good for the Mt. View Colquitz Community Association! Bike and pedestrian safety is an important issue and a needed conversation.

Between 2009 and 2013, there were 46 traffic incidents involving bikes in the Douglas corridor that resulted in an ICBC claim.

A further 10 incidents were reported to In 2014, according to, there were another nine cycling-related incidents, many of them happening near intersections of the Galloping Goose. An average of 13 cyclists a year being struck by vehicles in a relatively small part of the region is not acceptable. Improvements need to be made to our non-car transportation system. Remember, greater safety for cyclists and pedestrians results in greater peace of mind for drivers. I will be attending this event.

Carol Hamill



Just Posted

Saanich Braves Pink In The Rink raises more than $22,000 for end-of-life care

Braves have raised $91, 318 for the Victoria Hospice since 2015

Langford bike shop sells first bamboo bike on Vancouver Island

The bamboo frame has been tested in Germany, Taiwan, and Australia

Garden suites coming soon to Saanich

Work is underway to legalize purpose-built detached garden suite rentals

West Shore RCMP catches driver going 50 kilometres over speed limit

Driver caught on Veterans Memorial Parkway between Sooke and Kelly Roads

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

POLL: Are you satisfied with the result of the federal election?

The ballots have now been counted and the dust has settled on… Continue reading

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

Open house for Royal Beach tonight

The third open house to gather public input on Royal Beach takes… Continue reading

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Most Read