Update on Burrard Bridge accident statistics

The Courier has more information today about the type of accidents seen at Burrard and Pacific, the spike of which in July and August of 2009 led to much handwringing.

In October and November 2008 before the bike lane was installed, the city recorded 13 fender bender accidents between cars on Pacific Drive where the lane joined the bridge. In the same two months a year later, that number increased by five to 18 after the lane was eliminated and vehicles were forced to merge into bridge traffic off Pacific.

To recap: rear end fender benders caused by merging went up. A redesign is underway. Actual cyclists rarely involved.

In October and November 2008 before the bike lane was installed, the city recorded 13 fender bender accidents between cars on Pacific Drive where the lane joined the bridge. In the same two months a year later, that number increased by five to 18 after the lane was eliminated and vehicles were forced to merge into bridge traffic off Pacific.

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/Burrard+Bridge+bike+lane+causes+rash+rear+enders/3742181/story.html#ixzz13gqXc8Kg

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