Safety of cyclists and pedestrians: the intergovernmental working group held a consultation online

News 16 March, 2018
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    Friday, 16 march 2018 14:50

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    OTTAWA – An online public consultation has just been launched across the country in order to find solutions to improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians especially near heavy vehicles.

    It is an initiative of the intergovernmental working group set up by the federal government in September 2016 in order to improve coexistence on the roads of the country.

    Pedestrians and cyclists, heavy vehicle drivers and their representatives, committees, public awareness, and builders, owners and managers of road infrastructure the municipal intersections, bridges, level crossings, etc) are invited to send their comments to the following address:

    The consultation period will run until 2 April.

    The intergovernmental working group, which includes representatives of federal, provincial and territorial governments, the transportation Association of Canada, the Federation of canadian municipalities, as well as the canadian Council of motor transport administrators and an advisory committee comprised of representatives of cyclists, pedestrians and truck drivers, has already filed a summary report last month which proposes a series of measures for the protection of vulnerable road users in the face of heavy vehicles.