Comment 6922

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted June 12, 2007 at 12:11:43

Good points seancb. It's encouraging to see that other municipalities have considered differet rules for cyclists.

I'm discouraged (but not surprised) by the repeated assertions by some, that bicycles are just as hazardous to cars. Can we not just all agree on the general principal that cars are potentially way more dangerous than bikes? And thus must be subject to stricter laws? It seems like such a basic point...

It is of course, not reasonable for bikes to stop at every stop sign and traffic light. Of course cyclists need to proceed with caution and respect other road users but to tar all cyclists with the same 'nuisance' brush just because some of them are idiots is not helping this discussion.

At some point we could expand this topic to include pedestrians too. For example, I'm in favour of abolishing jaywalking as an offense. It seems crazy to me that we should treat every mode of transport as if they were a car.

Oh, and one more - ban right turns on a red for cars! (I think this is illegal in Montreal already).

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