Pamphlets remind motorists, cyclists to share bridge

Victoria police and regional transit experts will be out in force June 1 to ensure cyclists and motorists are sharing lanes on the Johnson Street Bridge,

The effort coincides with Bike to Work Week, May 30 to June 5, when bike traffic is expected to be heavy.

Victoria police officers and transit officials will hand out information pamphlets, and possibly fines, to encourage riders and drivers to share the bridge, said Chris Foord, chair of the Capital Regional District’s traffic safety commission.

Foord, along with police, have been frequenting the bridge in recent weeks to get a head start on the educational campaign.

“I think with Bike to Work Week coming up, we’re trying to ramp up the education side of this because we expect a flood of new cyclists to start riding their bikes,” said Foord.

Cyclists nervous about using the centre of the bridge lanes can walk their two-wheelers across, Foord advised, adding that motorists are reminded about the dangers of passing cyclists while on the bridge.

“You’re going to be waiting at the Wharf Street light anyway, what’s the extra 10 seconds?” Foord asked.


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