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 bikemaps.org. In 2014, according to bikemaps.org, 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

Saanich

 

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