Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Toronto Police Launch "Safe Cycling - Share the Responsibility Campaign"

Monday, June 22, 2009, 7 a.m.,
College Street, between Augusta Avenue and Bellevue Avenue,
Launch of "Safe Cycling − Share the Responsibility" campaign
Broadcast time: 05:00
Monday, June 22, 2009
Traffic Services

The launch of the “Safe Cycling – Share the Responsibility” campaign will take place on
Monday, June 22, 2009, at 7 a.m., on College Street, between Augusta and Bellevue

The campaign begins Monday, June 22, 2009, and concludes on Sunday, June 28, 2009.
This one−week Traffic Services initiative is designed to promote awareness and education by
reducing the potential for cycling−related injuries.

Traffic Services officers, along with Yvonne Bambrick, Executive Director of the Toronto
Cyclists Union, will be on hand to support this initiative.

The Toronto Police Service reminds motorists of the dangers of opening car doors in the path
of cyclists, and the importance of checking blind spots prior to making right turns. Officers will
pay particular attention to those motorists who endanger the lives of cyclists, including
vehicles parked in designated bike lanes. Attention will also be paid to cyclists whose
aggressive riding puts themselves, pedestrians and motorists at risk

Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians have a responsibility to share the road equally by driving
safely, riding responsibly, and obeying all the rules of the road.

Police would like to remind cyclists of the importance of registering their bikes. Click here for
details of the TPS online bike registration program.

Traffic Services is dedicated to ensuring the safe and orderly movement of traffic within the
City of Toronto. Stay informed with what’s happening at Traffic Services by following us on
Twitter (TrafficServices), and Facebook (Toronto Police – Traffic Services).

Original Toronto Police News Release, click here.

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