The shift toward safe roads for cyclists isn't complete

By Doug Hempstead, CBC News Ottawa, May 17, 2019

This shift involves both attitudes and infrastructure.

(...)You'd think that on a day where a cyclist was killed there would be a noticeable change in the patience of drivers around bikes. I didn't see it — quite the opposite, in fact. On at least three occasions as I followed a cyclist through Hintonburg, encouraging them to take the lane to be safe from dooring, I had drivers behind me right up on my bumper. (...)From my experience (I commute two trips downtown for a total of more than 80 kilometres a day on routes which avoid Highway 417) there are too many drivers who behave as though they find cyclists to be a hindrance or an obstacle.

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