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Advocacy Results: Mayor urges Ontario Education Minister to help improve cycling education

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Cyclists on Laurier Ave, Ottawa photo: Hans Moor

Last week, Mayor Jim Watson addressed a letter to Ontario's Minister of Education, MPP Mitzie Hunter, requesting provincial support to improve education for safe cycling. 

As noted in the letter, this request is a result of one recommendation made by a group of cycling advocates, including CfSC, invited by the Chair of Ottawa's Transportation Committee and the Mayor to provide advice on how to make riding a bike safer in our city. CfSC has been participating in this group since it was convened in September 2016, following the tragic death of one of our city's cyclists in a collision with a construction truck. 

(updated) Space for cycling on Booth: thanks for your help

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Rendering of Pimisi Station, where Booth street passes over the canal. Image: Confederation Line website.

***UPDATED*** The time to comment has passed, at least for now. We'll now have to wait and see what impact our efforts had. Thanks to everyone who spoke up. We know space for cycling matters, and hope that your messages were heard clearly. We're continuing to meet with city staff and are staying in touch with elected representatives. Stay tuned for future updates as this situation evolves.

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