A cyclist has been recording his daily commutes to show how dangerous it is to drive a bike in Winnipeg, and what can be done to make it safer.
In August of 2015 Ian Walker, the co-chair of Bike Winnipeg, was given a few Go-Pro cameras from MPI so he could record all the times his safety was at risk while biking.
In less than 300 days of collecting footage Walker says, “I’ve collected well over 200 videos of different (scenarios) that would be seen as unsafe.” He says he also sees a lot of aggressive drivers target him because he’s on a bike and even get out of their cars and be confrontational—before they see the Go-Pro.
He’ll keep recording videos until the end of this summer, then package it all together for MPI. His hope is that MPI can use it to show people “what dangerous driving behaviour looks like.”
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