Montreal unveils new safety awareness campaign for cyclists
The City of Montreal has unveiled its new plan to try and keep cyclists safe.
The announcement comes just three weeks after a woman was struck and killed by a truck in Rosemont.
The new safety awareness campaign will include better signage and the use of specially placed lights at certain intersections.
More bike paths will also be added by the end of the year.
“We will protect the most vulnerable,” Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said.
“It’s not just a matter of cyclists. It’s a matter of also pedestrians.”
The city promised to work with the province to come up with changes in the truck industry.
Montreal has also announced lower speed limits on residential and main streets.
In the past three years, half a dozen cyclists have been killed in the city and five of them were killed by trucks.
“The bottom line is it’s everybody’s business,” Coderre said.
“Use the technology, use the better engineering, make sure that there’s more education and enforcement.”
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