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Setting the record straight. by Ian Tootill [Revised for accuracy November 10, and again on November 15, 2018] During October in BC, the anti-motorist crowd of taxpayer-funded academic cycling advocates was hard at it again. This time they ran to the media waving a...

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SENSE BC4 days ago
"A heads-up to Vancouver drivers: school and playground zones within the city will now have a speed limit of 30 km/h all day, every day, including weekends.

Currently, speed-limit reductions are in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days.

This is one of the measures approved by council on Tuesday to improve safety on local streets."
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SENSE BC5 days ago
"The safe mobility strategy comes four years after then-Coun. Linda Buchanan, now the city’s mayor, won unanimous support for a motion calling on the city to become a Vision Zero municipality, a movement that seeks to reduce traffic deaths and injuries to zero by making safety the priority in designing transportation networks. In 2019, Oslo became the first major city to achieve that goal."
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SENSE BC2 weeks ago
“But if such measures are so futile, why do advocates keep on pushing for speed reductions?

Well, at least a little of this stems from a plain old hatred of the automobile. Blame traffic fatalities. Blame once-lax pollution standards. But, for a growing portion of the First World, the car has come to be a symbol of everything that is wrong with modernity.”
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SENSE BC2 weeks ago
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SENSE BC2 weeks ago
Automated speed enforcement, the euphemism better known as Photo Radar, enjoys high support among poll participants for a number of reasons including: (1) the NDP hasn't cranked up the numbers (yet) so the likelihood of receiving a ticket seems to be small, (2) people always believe automated traffic enforcement is aimed at OTHER drivers (until they themselves get a ticket - (at which point the cameras no longer enjoy the recipients' support). There's little surprising here, but lots to dissect.
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SENSE BC3 weeks ago
"As part of its results, the study addressed the common concern that increasing the maximum speed limit from 120 to 130 km/h would be worse for the environment and would lead to more traffic victims. “But this is not the case,” said SWOV director Peter van der Knaap. “There is no clear connection with the increased speed limit.”" https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/world-all-news/118087/no-clear-connection-between-130-km-h-speed-limit-and-more-accidents-says-study/
4 days ago
Vancouver school and playground zones to be 30 km/h all day, every day - BC | https://t.co/7p9gub7eaV https://t.co/ETC8LXEzgt
4 days ago
Red Light Cameras "Without that money, I don't know what this village would do, bc red-light camera money makes up almost $1.5 million of our total revenue. … You could say that funds one of your pension funds right there, in and of itself." https://t.co/mRwADgke5L
4 days ago
Brampton considering deploying photo radar at 200 locations across the city https://t.co/Kzp1ZfVPiu #ONpoli
5 days ago
City of North Vancouver council affirms it's commitment to #VisionZero. https://t.co/LsV2Dx7gx4
6 days ago
Toronto photo radar units start issuing speeding tickets today. Here's what's happening across the GTA | CBC News https://t.co/dIkAE6bf7t

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