Vancouver has been trying to slow down traffic and has installed some bright yellow concrete blocks to slow cars down. This resulted in this tweet which as of writing has clocked up 6.8M views:
Hey @CityofVancouver this is second incident I’ve seen caused by these useless ‘slow street’ barricades installed last month. They don’t slow down traffic; they cause crashes and traffic chaos. pic.twitter.com/A4xZOwMCGi— Jill Bennett (@jillreports) March 23, 2023
The replies and quotes were worth it. Because as many people pointed out, it has really slowed down that SUV. If you can't see that bright yellow concrete barrier and drive into it fast enough to end up like that... something is wrong and we need to slow you down.
At least it was painted in bright high visibility paint... oh wait.
CKNW is a local talk radio station and it's hosts have also been stoking the anti bike lane rhetoric in Stanley Park. It might be that their only listeners are car drivers and they just talking to their audience?