Engaging Citizens in Cycling Safety: Bikemaps (Bike Café)

Engaging Citizens in Cycling Safety: Bikemaps (Bike Café)

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Tandem Bike Café

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By: Meghan WintersThe new Bike Cafés take place along major commuter cycling routes at cyclist friendly coffee bars. This new series engages with Vancouver’s cycling community and others interested in discussions regarding the sustainable evolution of our cityscape.
Currently only 30-40% of serious cycling incidents are reported, and there is no data on near-misses. BikeMaps.org is a crowd-sourced mapping website where cyclists log data on hazards, near-misses, thefts, and collisions. This may offer a more complete picture of cycling safety. What are some ways it can be used in cycling promotion and advocacy? What other forms and uses of social media would make cycling safer in our communities?

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