Five steps to help cyclists in montreal

News 14 February, 2018
  • Sebastien St-Jean

    Sarah Daoust-Braun

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:54

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    MONTREAL | Montreal unveiled Wednesday, the memory that it will, in view of renewal of the highway safety Code.

    The metropolis asks Quebec to adopt five specific measures to help the security, but also to the fluidity of the bicycle.

    Here are the steps:

    1. Allow cyclists to make a right turn at a red light. This measure is permitted everywhere in Quebec except on the island of Montreal.

    2. Allow cyclists to treat stop signs as “yield-the-passage.” Cyclists are therefore more obliged to stop at a stop, but should slow down and leave the passages to vehicles already in the intersection.

    3. Consider the emportiérage, that is to say, when a pedestrian or a cyclist is struck by a door motor that opens from the inside, like a crash in the new Code of road safety.

    4. Authorize the use of traffic lights for pedestrians by cyclists, which will legalize a behavior already widespread according to the City.

    5. The mandatory installation of side guards on heavy vehicles to reduce the risk of serious injury in a collision with a cyclist or a pedestrian.