VANCOUVER, British Columbia
- March 30, 2022
-- Cycling plays a critical role in creating a green and sustainable community. Vancouver's municipalities are working towards making cycling safe and convenient for residents of all ages and abilities. The City's transportation plan, Transportation 2040, sets a target that two-thirds of all trips by 2040 will be made by walking, cycling or transit. Transportation 2040 also sets a target to improve safety and eliminate fatalities in bicycle-and-
Based on the analysis of reported cycling collision data from ICBC, there are the following key cycling safety issues identified:
- Doorings. Doorings occurred when bicycle users were struck by or struck a door of a parked motor vehicle, typically on the driver's side.
- Conflict Zones. Mid-block conflict zones such as driveways, parking lots and alleyways accounted for approximately 10.7% of all reported cycling collisions.
- Right Hooks. Collisions involving right-turning vehicles, also known as 'right hooks,' mostly happened in the downtown core.
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: The only active Software as a Service (SaaS) safety application for bicycles using real-time GPS location services, integrated with the largest navigation companies in the world. (https://bikeapproach.com