The person on two wheels had the right of way in half of the crashes between vehicles and bicycles in Vancouver.
This is one of the numbers to be presented Tuesday (May 12) by city staff to council regarding cycling and pedestrian safety.
In these accidents, only four percent were determined to be that of the vehicle having the right of way, according to the report to be laid out by Jerry Dobrovolny, acting general manager of engineering services, and Lon LaClaire, acting director of transportation.
For the remaining 46 percent, it isn’t known who had the right of way.
The report also notes that about half of the serious injuries and nearly all the fatalities in these collisions are sustained by the cyclists.
The major types of collisions are doorings and vehicle left turns, both with a 15 percent share each; vehicle right turns, 13 percent; and conflict zones at lanes and driveways, 11 percent.