September 19 update:
Lower residential speed limits, Ontario coroner urges — The Globe and Mail
Original June 19 item:
Ontario’s Coroner has released a report that reviews all accidental cycling deaths in that province between 2006 and 2010. Entitled Cycling Death Review: Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility (PDF), 14 recommendations are listed in the “Consolidated List of Recommendations” (starting on page 28 of the print/PDF report). Many of the recommendations are things that BttF has actively advocated for:
- #1: Creating “cycling networks”, with reduced speeds on residential streets.
- #4 to #8: Education.
- #12: A One Metre Safe Passing Law.
- #13: Mandatory side-guards for heavy trucks.