Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ICBC hoards fender bender data. Why? Why does the RCMP have to be in attendance?

ICBC refuses to meet the Metro Vancouver Mayors Council when it comes to their request to not require the attendance of  the RCMP on the Second Narrows Bridge when there are fender benders.  Acceptable reasons would be for loss of life, run-away-motor vehicles crossing over multiple lanes and/or leaping over the centre barrier into oncoming traffic.  ICBC claims that they need to document everything so that they will know how, and where, accidents are occurring on the structure.

Which is all well and good but wouldn't it be best if the data collected by ICBC was shared with the traveling public?  Forewarned is Forearmed!   An interactive map is neat but there are a few glitches in the system.

 CTV New

Mayors on the North Shore are asking for changes to the Motor Vehicle Act they say would reduce congestion by allowing minor accidents on the Lions Gate and Second Narrows bridges to be cleared faster.

“It’s a very big problem. One small accident causes chaos for hours,” said North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “The bridges are at capacity. Something has to be done.”

Under current regulations, only the RCMP can authorize the removal of damaged or stalled vehicles blocking a provincial highway.

 Mounties who attend the scene of an crash where damages are estimated to be more than $1,000 are required by law to conduct a time-consuming investigation and fill out a lengthy accident form—a process that can stall traffic for hours. ..... snip

ICBC crunches the RCMP fender bender details on the Second Narrows Bridge into two lump sums.

One large red dot pile for the North Shore and a matching red dot pile for South Shore ..... as if either one of the municipalities were responsible for what happens on the BC Ministry of  Highway's turf mid harbour.

What's that old saying, never the twain shall meet

 Updated: 2023-03-17

British Columbians can now access comprehensive new data, quickly and easily, as part of ICBC's commitment to increase transparency, with extensive crash and vehicle population data available on icbc.com.

Here's ICBC's interactive map to check out collision data.

The map works perfectly fine where municipalities are joined a the hip with land (Vancouver to Burnaby; Surrey to Langley), but when it comes to a water body like Burrard Inlet the ICBC data only shows largest number of accidents happening at just ONE location on either side Burrard Inlet's Second Narrows.   The now under construction North Shore cloverleaf at the foot of the CUT is where all the accidents are happening and on the South Shore they are directly over CNR railcars which are entering and exiting Thornton Tunnel.

With a combined total of 963 collisions at two locations it should have been a piece of cake to solve the nightmare line-ups headed over the bridge from West Vancouver and from Burnaby.

In depth searches can be accomplished within adjoining municipalities but when it comes to a mid-span crisis the public is left completely in the dark by the interactive map.

2017 data:

North Vancouver 486

Vancouver 477

North Vancouver


Back in the late sixties there used to be a motor vehicle act law that stated that no passing was permitted when approaching the crest of a hill.  Something about the motorists not being able to see over the hill and the cars suddenly hitting their brakes.

On the Second Narrows Bridge, changing lanes is permitted and not just one lane to the second but into the third lane and at the same time other motorist are doing the same thing. Crisscrossing.

If the data collected by ICBC is so important shouldn't the data be shared with the general public instead of hoarding?

Sunday, October 8, 2017

540398 Private Nelson A. Zettergreen: Can. Corps Cyclist Battn.

We've been having an inordinate amount of 'traffic' to our Blog this past week looking for Steven Spielberg.  Must have something to do with this Saturday's edition of the Vancouver Sun 'You' section on Spielberg, Examined by Hank Stuever

The 'traffic' has been to our September 2013 Post: "The Cyclist"

Vancouver Mountain View Cemetery

Google Search Criteria:  540398 Private Nelson A. Zettergreen:  Can. Corps Cyclist Battn.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

British Columbia Legislative Assembly Checklist, Daily

Have you ever wondered where, exactly, that the MSM gets their insider information?

Here's a starting point outside of politics, but well within the Legislature precinct:
Daily Checklist

2017 September

Latest Issue(s): 2017/18-2019/20 (Sep.)
ISSN: 17101956

                                                         Updated (September 2017)

Search for 'Site C'

BC Council for Families.
B.C. Games Society.
B.C. Hydro.
BC Immigrant Investment Fund Ltd.
B.C. Innovation Council.
BC Parks.
B.C. Pavilion Corporation.
BC Stats.
BC Timber Sales.
B.C. Transit.
British Columbia.
British Columbia Assessment Authority.
British Columbia. Building and Safety Standards Branch.
British Columbia Council for International Education.
British Columbia. Financial Institutions Commission.
British Columbia. Forest Practices Board.
British Columbia. Forestry Innovation Investment.
British Columbia. Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.
British Columbia Housing Management Commission.
British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.
British Columbia. Industry Training Authority.
British Columbia. Injury Research and Prevention Unit.
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.
British Columbia. Islands Trust.
British Columbia. Legislative Assembly.
British Columbia. Liquor Distribution Branch.
British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
British Columbia. Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.
British Columbia. Ministry of Advanced Education.
British Columbia. Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
British Columbia. Ministry of Agriculture.
British Columbia. Ministry of Attorney General.
British Columbia. Ministry of Children and Family Development.
British Columbia. Ministry of Citizens' Services.
British Columbia. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
British Columbia. Ministry of Education.
British Columbia. Ministry of Energy and Mines.
British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
British Columbia. Ministry of Environment.
British Columbia. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
British Columbia. Ministry of Finance.
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Range.
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
British Columbia. Ministry of Health.
British Columbia. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.
British Columbia. Ministry of International Trade.
British Columbia. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.
British Columbia. Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology.
British Columbia. Ministry of Justice.
British Columbia. Ministry of Labour.
British Columbia. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.
British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
British Columbia. Ministry of Natural Gas Development.
British Columbia. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
British Columbia. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
British Columbia. Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.
British Columbia. Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services.
British Columbia. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
British Columbia. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
British Columbia. Office of the Auditor General.
British Columbia. Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.
British Columbia. Office of the Seniors Advocate.
British Columbia. Oil and Gas Commission.
British Columbia Pension Corporation.
British Columbia. Premier.
British Columbia. Provincial Court.
British Columbia. Representative for Children and Youth.
British Columbia Safety Authority.
British Columbia Securities Commission.
British Columbia. StudentAid BC.
British Columbia Utilities Commission.
British Columbia. Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
Columbia Basin Trust (B.C.)
Columbia Power Corporation.
Community Living British Columbia.
Destination British Columbia.
First Nations Health Authority.
First Peoples' Cultural Council.
Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (B.C.)
Forest Enhancement Society of BC.
Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.
Haida Gwaii Management Council.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
Knowledge Network Corporation (B.C.)
Legal Services Society of British Columbia.
Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia.
Partnerships British Columbia.
Police Records Information Management Environment Incorporated.
Provincial Infection Control Network of British Columbia.
Royal BC Museum.
South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority.
Transportation Investment Corporation.
Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia.


Searching the Checklist for a specific topic like   'lottery'

..... results in ....

fact is, if you click on 'Search Tips' to get help, gets the same result