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October 11, 2010

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Jeff S.

I give up the lane to emergency vehicles and buses. That's it.

David

I pull to the left at stoplights if I see a car trying to turn right behind me. Does that count?

Kevin Love

I live in Toronto. Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown produced a report showing how car pollution kills 440 people in Toronto every year and injures 1,700 people so seriously that they have to be hospitalized. The mortality costs alone of car pollution are $2.2 billion. And that is just in the City of Toronto.

One of the victims of car pollution was my father. Killed by car drivers who so far are facing no consequences for his death.

So my goal is to bring the killings to an end. Often I feel like the man in Tiananmen Square stopping a row of tanks.

I do what I can to stop the insane killing. That means riding so that cars cannot pass and sending a clear message: "you might as well ride a bike, because you are not going faster than bicycle speed in your car."

Link to a photo of the Tiananmen Square tank guy:

http://picsdigger.com/keyword/tiananmen%20square%20tank%20man/

Link to the official Report of Toronto's Medical Officer of Health:

http://www.toronto.ca/health/hphe/pdf/air_pollution_burden.pdf

John Spragge

I accommodate other road users whenever I can do it safely, as a cyclist, as a motorist, and as a pedestrian. I make a point of treating buses, taxis (working stiffs) as well as I can. If I get courtesy, I give it. If drivers crowd me, I take the lane.

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Bill Bean


  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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