Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Major causes of bicycle accidents

Here is the results of a 2002 study in Long Beach, the 5 main causes of bicycle accidents:

  1.   Bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the road against oncoming traffic;
  2.   Bicyclist making an unpredictable and hazardous move (e.g., darts in front of a moving vehicle);
  3.   Bicyclist running a stop light or stop sign;
  4.   Motorist running a stop light or stop sign; or
  5.   Motorist making a right or left turn in front of a moving bicycle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bike Share, Helmets, Infrastructure, and the Cycling Culture

Here is an excellent interview from the CBC. Worth a listen
It covers one of the biggest controversies that is brewing now, particularly in BC, since Vancouver is trying to implement a bike share program.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Video and Dessert and the Little Vienna Bakery

The Juan De Fuca Cycling Coalition & Sooke Transition Town Society is putting on an informal evening of short videos on a range of subjects from cycling, to Permaculture, Transition Towns and more. It is meant to showcase positive and constructive ideas, as well as to be entertaining and informative, with time for discussion and socializing.
This is also a great opportunity to try out some of the Little Vienna's Bakery goodies, along with coffee and tea, all available at a special price for the evening. I have also asked Michael of the LVB to explain a bit about their baking. Some of it might surprise you!

Monday, January 9, 2012

CRD Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan

Here is the CRD Pedestrian And Cycling Master Plan. It is a fairly extensive document that promotes all 13 of the Communities within the CRD to work together to create a regional network of cycling trails and routes, as well as addressing design guidelines, mapping, facilities,  education, transit integration, enforcement, planning and funding.
There are huge benefits of having all the communities work together on this. As well the CRD can take a role in coordination, helping to eliminate duplicated efforts, and to help in securing funding.
Take a look, and remember that there is always the need for continual public input.
The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition has set up a committee to monitor and provide ongoing input to the plan. They are looking for volunteers from each community. I will be planning to participate as the Sooke and JDF Regional District representative, but would love someone to assist me on that. My schedule often has me out of town when meetings happen, so it would be good to have a back up person.