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Old 04-07-07, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jwc
Wearing a helmet is an issue for some of us because municipallities mandate helmet use and stop there with keeping cyclists safe.
Before (and just after) our MHL came into effect, there were a number of reports on the state of cycling safety made by various govenment and advocacy organizations recommending, and promising funding for, a number of good things to improve the safety of cycling. Problem ended up being that once the MHL came into effect, that funding and the subsequent programs that were to be enacted, never materialized.

Funny how that works.

*In all fairness, I should add that the mandatory sidepath law was repealed at about the same time as the MHL came into effect, so cyclists retain the right to use all roads, even with a lane or side path availible.*

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