There’s a high-crash location near you

152 Street at 104 Avenue in Surrey, outside the Guildford shopping centre

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia periodically posts data on crash locations in Greater Vancouver — looking through the rear-view mirror at sites that reported crashes from 2007 through 2011. [Note that this post refers to ICBC’s 2012 report; the corporation has deleted this report and posted newer numbers.]

Along with the overall pattern for vehicles, figures have been broken out for reported crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians.  The worst place for cyclists was the north end of the Burrard Street Bridge in downtown Vancouver.  For pedestrians, it was Main and Hastings, not far away.  I’ve provided numbers for various locations below.

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