The Whistler Cycling Club’s president says he’s relieved charges have been laid in the death of two club members.
But Frank Savage says his real hope is that the incident will lead to safer roads.
“We as a club have chosen that if there’s some lasting legacy out of this tragedy, we would like to see it as improvements to safety and education around cycling.”
Savage says the club has been meeting with the province to try and forge a way forward.
“We are really trying to work with government to improve the safety of cyclists out there whether that’s through driver education, cyclist education, improvements to road infrastructure or maintenance.”
Cyclists Kelly Blunden and Ross Chafe were killed when they were run down on the sea to sky highway May 31st.
The vehicle’s passenger Paul Maurice Pierre Jr. also died.
Samuel Alec is now facing 10 charges — including impaired driving and criminal negligence causing death.