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Cycle Toronto responds to the Rosie DiManno “Cyclists Should Be Shot” Article

Good on Cycle Toronto.  Read their response to Rosie DiManno’s “Cyclsts Should Be Shot” article (and probably the Star’s Public Editor Response calling it “a joke”)

Cycle Toronto believes that road safety is a serious issue and one that must be discussed in a mature and respectful manner. We advocate for safer streets so that people who choose to ride a bike can do so without risking their lives. However, in 2011 there were 2,275 car-pedestrian collisions, 1,315 car-bike collisions and zero bike-pedestrian collisions reported to Toronto Police.

We reject Rosie’s metaphors of war and her derisive attitude. It is never okay to joke about shooting people. We invite Rosie to contact Cycle Toronto if she is interested in engaging in a meaningful and constructive dialogue about how to make our streets safer for us all.

Full Response: Don’t shoot me, I’m only the cyclist | Toronto Star.

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