from Nova Scotia, the land of the North, Canada:
"N.S. bicyclists to get wider berth on roads
One metre clearance between cars and bikes
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 8:51 AM AT
Motorists are going to have to make more room for bicycle riders on roads in Nova Scotia.
The Department of Transportation is proposing to change the Motor Vehicle Act to make sure there is at least a metre between each vehicle passing a bicycle.
The push to get car drivers to share the roads began earlier this month with a private member's bill from Dartmouth East Liberal MLA Andrew Younger.
On Monday,Transportation Minister Bill Estabrooks announced he's' making changes to provincial legislation.
The new rules would require motorists to make room when they pass a cyclist in a bike lane, and also make it illegal to park in a bike lane.
Under the changes, bicyclists will have to ride single file and in the same direction as traffic...."
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