I am voting YES in the BC Transit Referendum because I want a better future for my descendants – but ALSO because I simply want to be able to commute by bike without being killed!
The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously approved a plan to widen the sidewalks along both sides of the Stanley Park Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. This ambitious plan was partly in response to the death of a 61-year-old woman cyclist in 2013. It was also in response to all of the activism that followed. It is a long overdue move – but on the plus side, it is a giant step forward in providing safe cycling infrastructure to Vancouver residents.
On May 25th a 61-year-old cyclist was killed on the Stanley Park Causeway. Apparently she was trying to get by a pedestrian, fell off the sidewalk, and was hit by a bus. Someone at work asked me: “Whose fault was it – the cyclist’s or the pedestrian’s?” That question really made me think. It was […]