Tag Archives: bicycling

Bicycle Count History

The Capital Regional that incorporates Victoria and suburban muncipalities on southern Vancouver Island conducts bicycle counts to supplement surveys and other infromation gathered from municipal engineering departments. As the project repeats the value of the information will increase, showing patterns of growth or challenges in the transportation network that need to be addressed. Some local information indicates that roads and routes improved for cycling show dramatic increases in bicycle traffic, confirming the value of infrastructure investments.

Current count data can be found at:
http://www.crd.bc.ca/transportation/analysis/bike-counts.htm

 

Safety of Montreal Cycle Tracks studied

Harvard study finds separated cycle tracks safe for cyclists:
http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/search?fulltext=Lusk&submit=yes&x=0&y=0

Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects Create More Jobs

A study of projects in Baltimore shows that bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure construction projects create more jobs per dollar invested than do roadworks for cars. Find the study at:

http://www.bikeleague.org/resources/reports/pdfs/baltimore_Dec20.pdf

Victoria’s Galloping Goose under construction at:

traffic control goose construction

Shop by bike

Check out this bike that doubles as a shopping cart!
http://gizmodo.com/5577209/the-bicycle-that-is-also-a-shopping-cart

Oak Bay bike lane open house

Oak Bay plans to fix this bike lane gap along Foul Bay Rd.

Oak Bay is working on finishing bike lanes along Foul Bay Rd across Landsdowne Rd to complete the link to the University of Victoria. Bike lanes from downtown Victoria along Fort St. and then along Foul Bay and Henderson make for a continuous route. A gap at the intersection where road alignments are off-set remains and Oak Bay engineers are looking at some finishing touches, including a possible bike box at the location.

Capital Bike and Walk provided some advice on best designs and an open house will provide an opportunity to review plans.

Monday, July 12th, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Oak Bay Municipal Hall
2167 Oak Bay Ave.

Vancouver Opens New Cycle Track

Former Councillor Gordon Price has some great pics and a well written cover of the opening of Vancouver’s separated bike lanes on Dunsmuir St. in downtown. Find it at:
http://pricetags.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/concrete-not-paint/