The purpose of our road safety program is to increase safety in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood for all road users: drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Our program works in partnership with the VPD and ICBC to address local road safety concerns.
By setting up a radar board to show vehicles their speed, speed watch promotes awareness of the importance of driving slowly through speed sensitive areas such as schools and playgrounds.
Speeds are also recorded to assess the effectiveness of the program and the need for the police to enforce the speed limit or for the City of Vancouver (CoV) to introduce traffic calming in a particular area.
To request a speed watch or cell watch in your area, contact our office at 604-717-3584.
Volunteers observe vehicles watching for distracted driving behaviours.
Tips for safe cell phone use:
- Leave your phone alone – no call or text is worth risking your life or the lives of others.
- Pull over to make or receive a call – make sure you’re focused on driving before reentering traffic.
- Plan to avoid distraction – turn off your mobile phone, put in on airplane mode, or place it in your car so you won’t be tempted to talk, email or text when your on the road
Working in partnership with ICBC, the CPC distributes pedestrian safety reflectors to residents in Hastings Sunrise.
Project 529 is an initiative aimed at reducing bike theft in the City of Vancouver. It involves placing a Project 529 sticker on the bike, recording the bike’s serial number, and taking a series of photos of the bike. The bike is then registered in an online database. We register bikes for free every Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.