Archive For The “sidewalk cycling” Category

A Failure to Address the Intersection Problem

By | November 15, 2011

In the distance, approaching the camera, a work in progress bi-directional path becomes a sidewalk and a danger for all path users, Bayview at Pottery. There are no words to describe my disappointment and disgust with a recently installed “major multi-use path” along the Bayview extension, but I’ll try. According to the Toronto Bicycle/Motor-Vehicle Collision […]

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More Sidewalk Conflicts in the ‘Burbs

By | October 25, 2011

Yet another article from the ‘burbs about pedestrians being unhappy with cyclists using the sidewalk: Oshawa bylaws only prohibit cyclists on downtown sidewalks. But Atkinson and her husband Thomas, 74, want that changed to include all areas so they can feel safe on their five-kilometre fitness walks. “It’s gotten worse,” Atkinson says of the road [...]

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Crackdown on Sidewalk Cycling ignores Cause of Problem

By | September 2, 2011

This is another case of treating the symptoms rather than the cause of a problem. According to the Star, there are plans to “crack down” on cyclists riding on sidewalks: Cycling on the sidewalk has become “a huge issue” in cities across the province within the last five years. But the laws governing it are [...]

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