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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/



#1472 Greg

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:24 AM

https://www.forbes.c...8s#4d40f7704bfa

 

Cyclists Break Far Fewer Road Rules Than Motorists, Finds New Video Study

 

[this should lead to a calm and enlightening discussion]



#1473 Cats4Hire

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:53 AM

Can we get a study on all modes of transportation? I want to know how rollarbladers compare with those electric scooters that shouldn't be allowed on sidewalks but are.



#1474 Nparker

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:02 AM

Yesterday I witnessed 2 cyclists at Pandora/Blanshard ride diagonally across traffic to ride their bikes on the south  sidewalk rather than the north side bike lanes.



#1475 rmpeers

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:05 AM

Pretty sure that Forbes study wasn't conducted on the streets of Biketoria.

#1476 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:57 AM

I spent a good five minutes watching this clown wrestle with this front wheel that (legal disclaimer) coincidentally looks identical to a U-bike wheel.

He managed to hammer it into the forks but realized the wheel's diameter was smaller than normal so the front brake wasn't aligned. His solution was to attack and remove the brakes with a pair of pliers.

Of course the roaming security guards (who are probably trained by the same outfit that trains pro wrestling referees) turned a blind eye to this tragicomedy.

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#1477 tjv

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:27 PM

for someone who is homeless (yes, its an assumption), he looks surprisingly clean, well fed, etc.  Remind me again why he should want to get off the system or get a job?



#1478 Cats4Hire

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:31 PM

That's a weird statment. Because someone you assume is homeless doesn't look homeless...  :confused:


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#1479 A Girl is No one

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 04:21 PM

Not sure this is the right place but just in case...

Guy just walks out of GIANT bike store with stolen bike....

https://www.vicnews....-bicycle-store/

 



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