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[Bicycles] Issues with bicycles and cyclists in Victoria


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#1461 Wayne

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:58 PM

nagel, on 10 Nov 2018 - 8:30 PM, said:

Impressive. Been biking for 6 years. Did not know.



#1462 Jackerbie

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:27 AM

It should be mandatory for a municipality with a bylaw permitting cyclists to cross at trail crossings to post signage for the drivers alerting them to said bylaw.

 

Saanich should have "elephant feet" painted in addition to the "zebra crossing." They've got them at McKenzie and Borden now with the cycling upgrades, so hopefully it will be applied to the other trail systems. That said, many people (including cyclists!) don't realize what elephant feet signify.

 

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#1463 Coreyburger

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:20 AM

Saanich should have "elephant feet" painted in addition to the "zebra crossing." They've got them at McKenzie and Borden now with the cycling upgrades, so hopefully it will be applied to the other trail systems. That said, many people (including cyclists!) don't realize what elephant feet signify.

 

Sadly, actually absolutely nothing. City of Vancouver recently amended their Streets and Traffic Bylaw to codify what elephant's feet mean, but they have no legal force and effect from the MVA (something a lot of groups are trying to change)



#1464 lanforod

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:40 PM

I have no idea what they mean.


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#1465 DustMagnet

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:57 PM

I googled, "dashed lines beside crosswalk" when I first saw those on the pavement.  Once I had the term "elephant feet" the rest was easy.  I think I first saw these where the Goose crosses Burnside at Watkiss.

 

But yeah, the MVA doesn't mention exceptions by municipal bylaw (such as elephant feet or Saanich's 8.16 (b)).



#1466 rjag

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:39 PM

heres an interesting one

 

https://www.dailymai...ic-SCOOTER.html

 

 

 

Boy, 15, is given six points on a driving licence he doesn't yet have after being caught at 'high speeds' on an electric SCOOTER


#1467 DustMagnet

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

Well, crap.

 

https://www.vicnews....ar-in-victoria/


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#1468 rmpeers

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:58 PM

Well, crap.

https://www.vicnews....ar-in-victoria/


Years from now, when I'm asked if there's a particular moment that somehow captures Victoria during the Helps era... well, this one is a possible contender. It could only be more perfect if the doodoo contained a syringe and the driver tried to protect herself with a plastic bag, after which the mayor gave the cyclist an award and announced new funding for portapotties in all the separated bike lanes.
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#1469 Jason-L

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 12:37 AM

Saw in the Saanich News that U-Bike has had 10% stock loss so far (it's not clear if that 550 bikes, or 10% of 550 bikes).  I feel like they're lucky it's that low, but probably reflects the fact that the supply of bikes for the chop-shops is likely flooded, so they can only steal and process so many of the U-Bikes right now.



#1470 A Girl is No one

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:59 PM

Well, crap.

https://www.vicnews....ar-in-victoria/

The story made the national news today (I saw it in the national post). Sigh....

Edited by A Girl is No one, 20 November 2018 - 08:00 PM.

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#1471 Bingo

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:00 PM

It should be mandatory for a municipality with a bylaw permitting cyclists to cross at trail crossings to post signage for the drivers alerting them to said bylaw.

 

So far we don't have an active railway like this one...

https://www.cnn.com/...rending-videos/



 



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