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Biker hit on Granville bridge

Feb. 21, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
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This stuff makes me cringe. No excuse for the driver, they have commited a crime and I hope they are caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But seriously man, why are you riding over the Granville st bridge, let alone without a helmet on? With so many options to get in or out of DT on a bike, I have little to no sympathy for this guy.

How do you get the message across to these people? They make all cyclists look bad.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3262069/exclusive-cyclist-injured-in-granville-bridge-hit-and-run-speaks-out/

Feb. 21, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
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Hit and run. Cyclist left with 4 fractured vertebrae and concussion.

Hope they get the driver and string him up.

I have 2 friends that are permanently disabled from spinal injuries received in hit and runs.

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Feb. 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
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This stuff makes me cringe. No excuse for the driver, they have commited a crime and I hope they are caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But seriously man, why are you riding over the Granville st bridge, let alone without a helmet on? With so many options to get in or out of DT on a bike, I have little to no sympathy for this guy.

How do you get the message across to these people? They make all cyclists look bad.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3262069/exclusive-cyclist-injured-in-granville-bridge-hit-and-run-speaks-out/

Hard to know what the situation was. Granville Bridge, does it have a designated bike lane? Unless he was wearing a full face, a skull cap probably would have done very little to protect him.

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Feb. 21, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
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Shout out to Darwin on taking a pass on this one, but……

-no helmet?
-riding in a lane of traffic when there is a 12 foot wide "sidewalk" meant for bikes and pedestrians?
-suv has damage to the rear end? only?

….beyond that i have little sympathy for anyone who makes every statement sound like a question

Feb. 21, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
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As far as I can remember, there is no marked shoulder at all. There is an elevated sidewalk with no guardrail, so there is potential for a cyclist or pedestrian to fall into traffic, although I don't believe that was the case here.

Hepcat, no argument there.

Feb. 21, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
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Sucks and there's no excuse for the hit and run (even if it was somehow the cyclists fault which it doesn't sound like), but I agree with other posters. I see the same thing on Cambie St. bridge every day, cyclists too lazy to drop down to the wide physically separated bike lane so they ride up the bridge. It's one thing when it's fast dudes going 30-40+ km/h but you will get idiots crawling along in the rain some mornings… so stupid.

Feb. 21, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
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Just to be clear I hope he is OK. Sounds like will be a long recovery.

I know we have talked about this in other threads but riding a bike in traffic in this town is suicide. I stopped road riding on main routes due to the number of close calls. Where I work in Burnaby (east of Royal Oak) just riding to the BC parkway bike route by Swangard stadium is sketchy. I see people riding on Kingsway in rush hour and it really makes me cringe. The bike routes in this town are pretty good, best to stick to them as much as possible.

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Feb. 21, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
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-riding in a lane of traffic when there is a 12 foot wide "sidewalk" meant for bikes and pedestrians?

Wrong. The correct way to ride across the Granville St bridge is to ride on the roadway. There are signs at every entrance to the bridge cautioning drivers that the roadway is shared with cyclists. The sidewalk is not 12 ft wide, more like 6 and it would be an offence to ride on it, just like any other sidewalk downtown.

That said, riding across that bridge in traffic is terrifying and I won't be doing it again.

Feb. 21, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
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Granville street bridge is quite possibly the worst place for a bike in the greater Vancouver.

Feb. 21, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
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Wrong. The correct way to ride across the Granville St bridge is to ride on the roadway. There are signs at every entrance to the bridge cautioning drivers that the roadway is shared with cyclists. The sidewalk is not 12 ft wide, more like 6 and it would be an offence to ride on it, just like any other sidewalk downtown.

That said, riding across that bridge in traffic is terrifying and I won't be doing it again.

my mistake? I must be thinking of the burrard bridge?

Feb. 21, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
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my mistake? I must be thinking of the burrard bridge?

In that case so true! No excuse to ride on the roadway on Burrard or Cambie.

Feb. 22, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
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Granville street bridge is quite possibly the worst place for a bike in the greater Vancouver.

It is the "test track" for all the ridiculous exotic car dealers on the south side. Used to have an office that overlooked the north end of the bridge. Supercars looping it all day.

Feb. 23, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
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Shout out to Darwin on taking a pass on this one, but……

-no helmet?
-riding in a lane of traffic when there is a 12 foot wide "sidewalk" meant for bikes and pedestrians?
-suv has damage to the rear end? only?

….beyond that i have little sympathy for anyone who makes every statement sound like a question

Victim shaming…. nice!

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Feb. 23, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
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Victim shaming…. nice!

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