Posted by Michael McGoldrick, Thu Jun 4 2015 at 10:10 am
Ottawa Sun Columnist goes berserk over cycling provisions in Bill 31
In his column of June 3, 2015 in the Ottawa Sun, Ron Corbett says motorists have been brutalized by Bill 31, and much of this has to do with the new provisions about cycling.
In his column, he argues that it's unfair for motorists to have to share the road with cyclists. Why? Because cyclists can ride at any age, and donít need insurance, licence plates, or a driver's licence.
He also mocks the need for motorists to keep a distance of one meter from cyclists when passing a bicycle. In an effort to prove that the one-metre requirement is nonsense, he actually ran around Ottawa measuring the width of streets. His conclusion seems to be that there's no way drivers can seriously be expected to respect the one-meter rule.