|Divided by the highways!|
The QEW, 403 and 407 are monumental barriers to safe cycling. The Burlington Road Safety Committee had determined that a cyclist has a 33x greater risk of collision when they cross an overpass. Overpasses are governed by the Ministry of Transport of Ontario (MTO).
What can we do, quickly & cost effectively, to make these collision magnets safer?
|Walker Line Blue Lane|
- narrower vehicle lanes - it slows motorists down & allows a bike lane to be added
- slower posted speed limits & enforcement
- a coloured bike lane where possible or sharrows. A coloured bike lanes reminds motorists daily that cyclists also use the road.
The sooner MTO approves these changes, the sooner we conquer our Great Divide. The Ontario Bike Summit, would be a great time for MTO to show it really is cycling friendly and announce these changes!