Cyclists have the right of way
Several weeks ago the media (including ICBC) reported over and over that cyclists have the "right of way". Whether it was the editing or just ICBC's position, there was no elaboration on what that exactly means.
From reading online and talking to many people including cyclists, this reinforced their belief that that cyclists can do whatever they want...which is what most do now. They don't stop at red lights or stop signs, they are inconsiderate on the road when it comes to vehicles or even pedestrians. When driver's tell them they should be stopping at a red light or stop sign, cyclists give them the finger. I was listening to the CBC one day and a lawyer said that case law shows that it is very hard to prove cyclist fault even when a pedestrian becomes hurt as a result of the cyclist's actions eg. cyclist riding on the sidewalk and hitting a pedestrian.
Since the trend is going green, it seems that cyclists can get away with almost anything, even riding their e-Scooter or Ebike really fast on the sidewalk which I see very often.