Vic Fisher commented on Report Hazards 2015-07-09 08:59:15 -0700Hwy 17 (South Fraser Perimeter Road) from River road to Hwy 15. This is a designated bike route that has 6’ to 8’ shoulders. In some locations there is so much gravel and debris on the shoulders cyclists are forced to ride close to traffic (on white line) to avoid flats. I ride the route regularly while commuting and I am constantly getting flats. The wide shoulders are designed to ensure cyclists safety, yet poor conditions are unnecessarily forcing cyclists closer and closer to Hwy speed traffic.
Hazard such as gravel, sand, debris, dead animals, fallen trees, defective signs, bridge damage, potholes, overgrown vegetation, flooding, snow and ice on roads, shoulders and paths can be very dangerous to people cycling.
Please report these problems to the authorities through the links listed below to ensure they are fixed and don't place others at risk.
Provincial Roads, Highways and Bridges - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Comox Valley - Hazard Report - Comox Valley Cycling Coalition
Metro Vancouver - Report Route Problems | HUB
Victoria - BikeMaps.org
Please let us know below if you have crashed due to a hazards, problems aren't fixed immediately, occur on an ongoing basis or you have trouble finding out who to report the problem to.
For major issues and improvements including upgrading cycling routes, adding protected bike lanes and improving intersections for:
- roads within your community, please write your Mayor and Council
- provincial highways and bridges, please write the Minister of Transportation and Highways and your MLA