Tag Archives: Bicycles

Passing Cyclists: legalities and safety

Cortes Currents has received several reports of drivers passing cyclists without due care.  

Currents sought to increase clarity on what is expected of cyclists and drivers who wish to operate their vehicles safely and follow the laws of British Columbia.  And so we reached Corporal Chris Voller at the Quadra island detachment of the RCMP for advice on the matter.

Corporal Voller was pleased to discuss legal and safety matters around cyclist-driver interactions.

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Cortes Cyclist nearly struck by pickup truck

Editor’s note: This article uses the pronoun ‘it’ to refer to a person – as that is the preference of the person.

At the end of March, Tamias was riding its bike when it was nearly struck by a pickup truck.

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Victoria’s First Dedicated Bike Lane

By Roy L Hales

There are already cyclists pedalling the city’s streets. Many of the streets have bike lanes. The Galloping Goose stretches from the Johnston street bridge to Leechtown, north of the Sooke Potholes Regional Park. Someone I met outside a coffee-house on Fisgard street said his only means of transportation, for the past twenty years, has been a bicycle. So what is the significance of Victorias first dedicated bike lane?

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Bicycles Once Again Triumphed In Vancouver’s Annual Rush Hour Challenge

By Roy L Hales

Bicycles have dominated Vancouver’s Rush Hour Challenge ever since the event began,  in 2009.  According to statistics from HUB Cycling, bikes came in first 73.3% of the time, while cars have been first 16% and transit 11% of the time. This year, bicycles once again triumphed in Vancouver’s Annual Rush Hour Challenge ( formerly known as Vancouver’s Share the Road Challenge).

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