Transport Canada not keen on side guards
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By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, September 8, 2016

Calls for mandatory side guards in the wake of last week’s cycling death may fall on deaf ears.

Mayor Jim Watson plans to send a letter to Transportation Minister Marc Garneau calling for more and better cycling safety measures at the national level, including mandating side guards on commercial trucks to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from getting crushed beneath their wheels in a collision.

That’s exactly what happened to 23-year-old Nusrat Jahan, who was killed on the Laurier bike lane last Thursday. She was crushed when a dump truck driver turned right onto Lyon Street in front of her.