The Responsible Cycling Coalition – a group whose purpose is to locally promote skilled and law abiding cycling – has sent their recommendations to the Coroner investigating cycling deaths in Ontario.
Their recommendations are a mix of education and prevention:
- Create a strong messaging component for all road users, to modify their behaviour and attitudes while on the road.
- Develop shared road use education components in the provincial driver’s handbook, testing and education programs.
- Implement shared road use education in bicycle skills training programs delivered widespread and in a variety of forms to all ages of people.
- Target enforcement of the law in situations that most compromise cycling safety.
This means ticketing both motor vehicle operators, and cyclists acting irresponsibly.
- Engineer roadway rehabilitation to enhance shared road use, and implement infrastructure changes where evidence is clear that a benefit will be realized.
- Use innovative approaches to mould a more co-operative, considerate, integrated and respectful roadway environment for the province of the future.
To read the full recommendations, read RCC’s full report to the coroner: RCCtotheCoroner.