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VIDEO - Road Guy Rob on Advisory Bike Lanes

VideoHere is another video from Road Guy Rob who explains about advisory bike lanes, just like the ones installed recently Victoria. In this case the installation was in San Diego, California and "the people living nearby lost their collective minds.  Here's why these lanes aren't quite as bad as local TV coverage claims."

VIDEO - Vancouver's Worst Drivers: April 11, 2022

VideoVancouver's Worst Drivers is a YouTube channel that features submitted dash cam video from BC's Lower Mainland highlighting examples of terrible driving. The videos show collisions, people being dumb behind the wheel, people having no idea how rules of the road work, pedestrians doing stupid things, along with rants on things that drive the channel author nuts about other drivers.

VIDEO - Raised Medians, Bikes & Pedestrians

VideoRoad Guy Rob examines a highway reconstruction project that rebuilt a highway through town. Raised medians were installed to separate the opposing lanes. He discusses two types of raised medians looking at how they are built, what they do and how they can be used to add safety features for pedestrians and cyclists.

VIDEO - Vancouver's Worst Drivers: March 12, 2022

VideoVancouver's Worst Drivers is a YouTube channel that features submitted dash cam video from BC's Lower Mainland highlighting examples of terrible driving. The videos show collisions, people being dumb behind the wheel, people having no idea how rules of the road work, pedestrians doing stupid things, along with rants on things that drive the channel author nuts about other drivers.

VIDEO - Can Stop Lights Work for Bicycles?

VideoHere is another video from Road Guy Rob. This time he observes that crossing the street on your bike should be easy and safe.  There are stop lights to help you, but they also invite cars onto your bike route.  Engineers in Tucson, Arizona solve this dilemma with two special signals just for bicycles: Toucans and BikeHAWKs.

VIDEO - Road Guy Rob and Pedestrian Crossing Lights

VideoRoad Guy Rob is a civil engineer who delights in explaining traffic engineering to the public. Although he is based in California, some of the information contained in his videos applies equally well here in British Columbia. I enjoy watching his enthusiasm and sharing his videos, this one being about how the HAWK beacon makes crossing any highway safer for pedestrians.

VIDEO - Using Brine to De-Ice Highways

VideoSpreading solid salt on the highway to melt ice takes some time as it has to dissolve in water in order to do the job. Applying salt in the form of a brine solution speeds up the process. This video from the Mainroad Group, one of B.C.'s road maintenance contractors explains about the use of brine instead of rock salt.

VIDEOS - Staged Collisions for Insurance Fraud

NICB LogoIntentional collisions staged to commit insurance fraud cost us all. The following five videos from the US National Insurance Crime Bureau web site contain examples of staged collisions to help you avoid being injured or victimized by criminals.

VIDEO - Can a Connected City Stop Crashes?

VideoThis video demonstrates a system called Safety Insights created by the Ford Motor Company. The system uses data provided by connected vehicles to assist engineers in anticipating collision problems, testing countermeasures and deciding which to apply through cost / benefit analysis. The expected outcome is collision prevention rather than applying corrections after they occur.

VIDEO - Stroads

VideoAccording to Charles Marohn, municipal engineer and planner, a stroad is a bad combination of two types of vehicular pathways: part street and part road.  He defines a stroad as a high-speed road with many turnoffs which lacks safety features and says that they are common in the United States and Canada.

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