Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bike Box

I think I have talked about this earlier, but Vancouver has been rolling out something called bike boxes at intersections throughout the city. As the video shows, a bike box allows cyclist to get in front of cars so that bikes can make turns without getting run over. I bring this up today because I know that motorist have no idea what to do when they see these painted boxes on the road. A few days ago, I saw vehicles stopping in the bike box and not before it. I think that the City needs to install “Stop Line” signs and education everyone on the concept. I’d love to see these bike boxes rolled out in the South Fraser.

Speaking about making life easier for the cyclist, I took a picture of a bike signal button. These are also sorely absent in Langley. I’d love see these on bike routes everywhere.

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