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Taking Back the Streets: Cyclist Memorials

Taking Back the Streets: Cyclist Memorials

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We learned the hard way about a Toronto tradition for taking back the streets today- mass memorial rides for cyclists needlessly killed. Hubert Van Tol was a University of Toronto Professor and athlete- we rowed together on Lake Ontario (well, not quite together- he was twice as fast). Last Thursday a dumptruck turning right got him. This happens too often in Toronto (two cylists were killed on the same day) where the few bike lanes are full of cars and when it comes to enforcement, we quote Bob Dylan: "the cops don't need you and man, they expect the same". There are few North/South streets in the area of the accident and bike commuters are forced to use the ludicrously named Avenue Road, four fast-moving lanes, none for bikes- it just might slow down the rush hour traffic and we can't have that.

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We don\'t see much bike accidents around this part of the world, us being in a small medieval bike-friendly town like Treviso, but I think we can all relate to cyclist issues as 90% of us ride our bikes to work...

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ReBlogged by ann p on Apr 28, 2006 at 05:16 PM Posted by ann p on Apr 28, 2006 at 05:16 PM

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