Nanaimo Coun. George Anderson said a recent accident he was involved in shows the needs for dedicated bike lanes in the city.
Anderson, an avid cyclist, said he was biking to an appointment last week when a car swerved in front of him, causing him to fall off his bike.
He received road rash on his legs as well as a fractured rib, but said he is feeling better and was able to participate in a demonstration exercise hosted by the International Association of Fire Fighters at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Vancouver.
Anderson said that he will listen to debate at the UBCM conference before deciding whether or not to support a resolution to reduce the default speed limit within municipalities to 40 km/h, down from the 50 km/h limit in place now.
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