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Category Archives: Cyclists

May 31, 2018
Sun’s Out, Bikes Out!
The sun is finally shining in Vancouver and the bikes are out in full force. Before you pedal off, it’s a good idea to brush up on your basic safety tips in order to keep yourself out of harm’s way: Plan ahead Plan your route and be sure to choose the safest way of getting…
April 24, 2018
Mountain Bike Safety – Know Your Limits
Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains are a mountain biker’s paradise. Mountain biking is a thrilling sport but also one of the most dangerous. Here are five mountain bike rules to reduce your risk while riding the trails.   Wear a helmet. When it comes to mountain bike safety, this is the number one rule.  Make sure…
bike safety vancouver
July 5, 2017
Summer Biking Basics
Sun’s out, bikes out, right? It’s a joy to get on your bike and spin around the city – soaking up the rays and feeling the breeze in your face. But before you pedal your way around, it’s a good idea to brush up on your safety tips and know the rules of the road.…
one meter rule
May 23, 2017
Leave a Meter for the Bikes
Biking and sunny days go together so well. Biking and cars, not so much. But as the days warm up and more people get out on their bikes, everyone needs to take safety to heart. Drivers don’t want to run into a cyclist and cyclists dread crashing into an opening car door. That’s why the…
Vancouver Seawall safety
April 28, 2017
Let’s All Share the Seawall
Like cherry blossoms and daffodils, every spring in Vancouver sees the return of something truly spectacular – thousands of people out enjoying the Seawall. But 30 kms of seaside trails can result in conflicts between people wheeling it and people heeling it. Cyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians, and joggers need to share the Seawall and follow the…
biking in the rain safety
January 31, 2017
Bike Safety for Rainy Days
Vancouver is becoming as well-known for its cycling culture as it is for its rain. But what happens when the two intersect? Yes, slick roads and cold, wet commutes are part of it. But just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to lock up your bike for the season. We have an extensive network…
dutch reach
November 1, 2016
The Dutch Reach Can Save Lives
Anyone who has ever biked along a row of parked cars has one serious dread – crashing into an opening car door. Getting ‘doored’ is bad news for both the cyclist and the driver. But one simple change in the driver’s behaviour can dramatically cut the risk of this happening. It’s being called the ‘Dutch…
biking at night safety tips
October 4, 2016
Bike Safety at Night
With summer behind us, the days ahead are shorter and darker. If you’re a cyclist in the Vancouver area, that means a change of clothing and a change of mindset. While most other Canadians are locking up their bikes for the season, milder weather on the West Coast allows us to cycle year-round. But biking…
Vancouver bike lane safety
September 27, 2016
Life in the Protected Bike Lane
Cities all over the world are making a switch from lines of paint to fully protected bike lanes. Whether separated by a concrete curb, a row of plants, special fencing, or even a row of parked cars, many cities are setting aside designated bike paths so cyclists don’t have to contend with dangerous drivers and…
bike safety in city
August 23, 2016
City Cycling Safety
Biking is a great way to get around the city. Whether it’s your daily commute or an occasional outing, peddle power is good for your health and good for our planet. But there are dangers and risks, especially if you’re biking in a city. From the seawall to the vast network of protected bike lanes…