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City of Kelowna asks residents to shift their mindset as cycling season begins

Whether you agree with it or not, you’re still going to see cyclists on the road as we shift into spring.

It could be someone's main method of transportation to get to their essential service job or it could be someone’s way of social distancing while getting outside for a bit of fresh air.

As recreational traffic involving cyclists and pedestrians does increase, the City of Kelowna is asking residents to shift their mindset and share the road.

“Road safety is a shared responsibility, and we can all do our part whether we’re driving a vehicle, riding a bike, walking or using a wheelchair or mobility scooter,” said Matt Worona from the City.

ICBC statistics say that three of four crashes involving pedestrians and four of five crashes involving cyclists occur at intersections.

Drivers are asked to keep the roads as safe as possible by yielding the right-of-way and shoulder checking for cyclists before turning right or opening a door.

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