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Ontarians afraid to ride bikes, survey says
Most Ontarians chose not to ride their bicycles because they don’t feel safe sharing the road with vehicles, a survey has found.
“Sixty per cent of those surveyed said they don’t cycle, because they are too frightened to do so,” said Eleanor McMahon, founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, which is holding its first Ontario Bike Summit at the Waterloo Inn this week.
About 150 cyclists, advocates, politicians and experts are attending this summit which hosted a number of workshops on various cycling issues.
One of the most popular workshops was one on road safety and the role of police. Over 50 attended.
“We need to work towards a change in culture to allow users of the road to work together safely,” Waterloo Region Deputy Police Chief Brent Thomlison said at the workshop.