Making Roads Right for Ride-hailing Report
With smart planning, policies, taxes and regulations, the introduction of ride-hailing provides BC the unique opportunity to transform communities, making roads safer and more attractive to people walking and cycling while more effectively accommodating transit, taxis, goods delivery and automated vehicles.
Initial financing from the ride-hailing industry and an on-going tax on ride-hailing should fund the implementation, operation and enforcement of:
- Pick up/drop off zones;
- Protected bike lanes;
- Transit lanes and priority measures; and
Sidewalk and streetscape improvements.
Other measures, that will ensure that ride-hailing reduces congestion and is safe and environmentally beneficial, include:
- Mandate or incentivize the use of small, lighter vehicles that are less likely to seriously injure people walking and cycling
- Ensure that pedicabs, tandem bicycles & electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) can be used for ride-hailing
- Require that only electric or pedal powered vehicles can be used ride-hailing
- Mandate pedestrian and cycling collision avoidance systems
- Enforce zero tolerance for distracted driving and stopping in bus and bike lanes
- Enact a safer passing law, increased penalties for dooring, blanket speed limits under 50km/h and other Motor Vehicle Act updates
- Fine the ride-hailing companies for driver infractions to incentivize them to find solutions to prevent infractions.
- Establish distance-based insurance & mobility pricing for ride-hailing
We update this report as we get more information. Please enter your comments below on cycling ride-hailing issues and opportunities that are not included in the report.
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