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.
Volunteers observe vehicles watching for distracted driving behaviours such as cell phone use or other distractions where the driver’s attention is diverted from driving. A board with ‘No Cell Phone Use’ is set up during these sessions to support awareness on distracted driving.
Look out for our volunteers with high visibility road safety vests and come say hi!
To request a Speed Watch or Cell Watch in your area, contact our office at 604-717-3584.
Working in partnership with ICBC, the CPC distributes pedestrian safety reflectors to residents in Hastings Sunrise. Come collect your free safety reflector at our office during opening hours. The pedestrian safety campaign generally runs from October until supplies last.
Project 529 is an initiative aimed at reducing and deterring bike theft in the City of Vancouver. It involves placing a tamper resistant 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 at the CPC office from 10 am to 4 pm.