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Ontario’s chief coroner recommends making sideguards mandatory

Ontario’s chief coroner released the Pedestrian Death Review report today. A key recommendation: Transport Canada should make sideguards mandatory on heavy trucks in Canada. In today’s Globe and Mail , “After reviewing a troubling spate of pedestrian deaths, Ontario’s chief coroner is calling for an overhaul … Continue reading

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Olivia Chow Presented a Truck Sideguard Petition in the House of Commons on June 20, 2012

Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to submit a petition from the residents of Toronto, calling on the Government of Canada to introduce a regulation to mandate the installation of sideguards on heavy trucks, as recommended … Continue reading

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Ontario chief coroner recommends mandatory helmets, sideguards

Ontario’s Chief Coroner released the Cycling Death Review Report on Monday, June 18 at 11 a.m. in Toronto. The report is available at here. The release was covered in the Globe and Mail, “Ontario coroner recommends mandatory bike helmets, truck side … Continue reading

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Bike tragedy survivors join cycle rally calling for safer streets

The rally took place on Saturday, June 2nd at Queen’s Park. There was a great turnout and the message was clear – it’s time for the provincial government to play an active role in making streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians. SafeTrucks … Continue reading

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Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s letter to the Transportation Minister

Read the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s letter to Transport Minister Denis Lebel urging the government to take action on truck side guards: VACC Letter

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City council passes motion on sideguards for trucks

On Wednesday, November 30th, Toronto City Council passed a motion on sideguards for trucks. Read about it here. Now Magazine published an article on the motion here.

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Cyclist dies in a truck-bicycle collision in Victoria

We were saddened to hear the news that yet another cyclist died in a truck-bicycle collision, this time in Victoria, B.C. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the friends and family of Mark Philip Metcalfe. Here’s an article from … Continue reading

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